Dreaming in Cuban: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 1992 - Fiction - 245 pages
12 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."
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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User Review  - DVerdecia - LibraryThing

This novel moves between Cuba and the United States featuring three generations of a single family. The novel focuses particularly on the females—Celia del Pino, her daughters Lourdes and Felicia ... Read full review

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User Review  - astrologerjenny - LibraryThing

I really like this book. It’s about culture shock and cultural assimilation, and about the connections between people in different times and places. There are some especially great older characters. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

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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