Dreaming in Cuban: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 1993 - Fiction - 245 pages
27 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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Furthermore, García's writing style is beautiful. - Goodreads
I actually enjoyed the ambiguous ending as well. - Goodreads
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I enjoyed each moment of the writing. - Goodreads
First, and for most, the writing is stunning. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sheri Schuttler - Goodreads

This is a book on the Common Core list as an exemplar text for 11-12 grade, so I read this with the idea of adopting it next year for my class. Here is my problem: anal sex, oral sex, masturbation ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Silva - Goodreads

There are parts to this book that are gorgeous—the writing, in particular, is magnificent. It pains me that a novel which is so eloquently written can leave the reader in such a state of grey upon ... Read full review

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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