Dreaming in Cuban: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 1993 - Fiction - 245 pages
4 Reviews
"Remarkable...An intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A rich and haunting narrative, an excellent new voice in contemporary fiction."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Now available in a Spanish language edition from Ballantine Books.
Here is the dreamy and bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by the Cuban revolution. It is the family story of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's story mirrors the magical realism of Cuba itself, a country of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. DREAMING IN CUBAN presents a unique vision and a haunting lamentation for a past that might have been.

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Garcia's first novel is about Cuba, her native country, and three generations of del Pino women who are seeking spiritual homes for their passionate, often troubled souls. Celia del Pino and her ... Read full review

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I liked the wildly divergent points of view expressed by the family members, who took radically different paths in life. I read it before taking a trip to Cuba, and it was helpful in illustrating ... Read full review

Contents

Ocean Blue
3
Going South
17
The House on Palmas Street
35
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Cristina Garcia was born in Cuba, but soon moved with her family to New York City. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, a nominee for a National Book award, is a story about a Cuban family enduring three generations of life experiences. She has received a Guggenheim Scholarship, a Hodder fellowship from Princeton, and a Whiting Writers' Award. Garcia has written a second novel, The Aguero Sisters.

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