Latin Jazz

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LSU Press, 1989 - Fiction - 290 pages
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Virgil Suaraz's novel chronicles an emigre family's hopes and sorrows in making a new home in Los Angeles. Men from three generations alternate in telling their family story, which culminates in the dramatic refugee boat lift from Mariel Harbor, Cuba, to Miami in 1980.
 

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Key West emerges as the Cuban Ellis Island in this first novel, which portrays a Los Angeles family during the April 1980 Mariel boat lift. As the title suggests, Latin and Anglo concerns and styles ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
23
Section 4
33
Section 5
37
Section 6
54
Section 7
61
Section 8
64
Section 23
186
Section 24
189
Section 25
198
Section 26
203
Section 27
207
Section 28
212
Section 29
214
Section 30
231

Section 9
71
Section 10
75
Section 11
76
Section 12
98
Section 13
101
Section 14
104
Section 15
106
Section 16
121
Section 17
125
Section 18
133
Section 19
139
Section 20
144
Section 21
154
Section 22
169
Section 31
235
Section 32
239
Section 33
247
Section 34
249
Section 35
256
Section 36
258
Section 37
259
Section 38
266
Section 39
275
Section 40
283
Section 41
285
Section 42
289
Section 43
291
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About the author (1989)

Virgil Suarez is the author of the short story collection THE SOVIET CIRCUS COMES TO HAVANA (C&R Press, 2014), and the book of poems, IN THE REPUBLIC OF LONGING (Bilingual Review Press, 2000). He teaches in the English department at Florida State University.

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