Next year in Cuba: a Cubano's coming-of-age in America

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Anchor Books, Sep 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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A victim of Castro's revolution, Gustavo Perez Firmat arrived in America at the age of 11. Growing up in the Dade County school system, and graduating from college in Florida, Gustavo was insulated from America by the nurturing sights and sounds of Little Havana. In a searing memoir, he chronicles the painful struggle of dealing with two heritages and two countries.

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About the author (1995)

Firmat earned his Ph.D. in comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and taught at Duke University from 1979 to 1999. He is currently the David Feinson Professor of Humanities at Columbia University.