The Chin Kiss King

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Plume, 1998 - Fiction - 311 pages
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The lives of three generations of Cuban-American women sharing a home in Miami are chronicled in this engaging first novel. Cuca, the matriarch, is a zealous believer in the spirits she consults on a daily basis. Adela is her cosmetologist daughter--and a sensuous lover of life and the lottery. Adela's daughter Maribel, a young woman making her way in corporate America, has been exiled from the world of spirits and dreams. When Maribel's son Victor is born, the three women must confront the inextricable ties that make them a family as they bond together to care for this fragile infant--and each other.

Lyrical, vibrant, and deeply touching, The Chin Kiss King is testimony to the resilient spirit of women and a haunting meditation on the meaning of faith and the power of love to redeem and transform.

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A tenderly moving debut novel about three generations of Cuban-American women who turn the brief life of a handicapped baby into a celebration of life and love. Veciana-Suarez, a columnist for the ... Read full review

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This first novel by Miami Herald columnist Veciana-Suarez depicts three generations of Cuban American women--Cuca, her daughter Adela, and Adela's daughter, Maribel--and the circumstances surrounding ... Read full review


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Ana Veciana-Suarez writes a popular column for The Miami Herald. She was born in Cuba and now lives in Miami with her five children.

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