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Dreaming in Cuban

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"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.

Review:

"The title is beautifully evocative of a book of dreams, dreams of three generations of a Cuban family living both in Cuba and Brooklym. These dreamers are Celia, who, loyal to Castro, writes letters addressed to her lover Gustavo, although he has fled to Spain; Celia's troubled daughter Felicia, who also remains in Cuba; Celia's other daughter Lourdes, who opens a bakery in Brooklyn, consuming vast quantities of her own baked goods; and her daughter Pilar, a defiant bohemian painter. Deeply evocative, by turns funny, poignant and grotesque, this ambitious novel weaves together the lives of its characters in a complex, haunting web of vignettes, which convey a strong sense of place and history." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Review:

"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

Review:

"Dazzling...Remarkable...Garcia stands revealed as a magical new writer....Fierce, visionary...completely original" Michiko Kakutani, NY Times Book Review

Review:

"Dreaming in Cuban is beautifully written in language that is by turns languid and sensual, curt and surprising. Like Louise Erdrich, whose crystalline language is distilled of images new to our American literature but old to this land, Ms. Garcia has distilled a new tongue from scraps salvaged through upheaval...Cristina Garcia has written a jewel of a first novel." Thulani Davis, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345381439
Author:
Garcia, Cristina
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Garcia, Cristina
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Author:
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Author:
Cristina Garc
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Author:
Garc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Cubans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Cuba Fiction.
Subject:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.59 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345381439 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Dazzling...Remarkable...Garcia stands revealed as a magical new writer....Fierce, visionary...completely original"
"Review" by , "Dreaming in Cuban is beautifully written in language that is by turns languid and sensual, curt and surprising. Like Louise Erdrich, whose crystalline language is distilled of images new to our American literature but old to this land, Ms. Garcia has distilled a new tongue from scraps salvaged through upheaval...Cristina Garcia has written a jewel of a first novel."
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