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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NEXT YEAR IN CUBA: A Cubano's Coming-of-Age in America

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A member of the ``one-and-a-half'' generationCubans who came to the US in childhood after Castro took powermuses intriguingly about the paradoxes of Cuban-American identity. PÇrez Firmat, the author ... Read full review

Next year in Cuba: a Cuban emigre's coming of age in America

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This is a touching, personal account of a young Cuban's departure from his native country and his assimilation of American culture and values, including marriage to an American, raising an American ... Read full review


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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.