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Memory Mambo describes the life of Juani Casas, a 25-year-old Cuban-born American lesbian who manages her family's laundromat in Chicago while trying to cope with family, work, love, sex, and the weirdness of North American culture. Achy Obejas's writing is sharp and mordantly funny. She understands perfectly how the romance of exile—from a homeland as well as from heterosexuality—and the mundane reality of everyday life balance one another. Memory Mambo is ultimately very moving in its depiction of what it means to find a new and finally safe sense of home.

Synopsis:

Juani Casas is obsessed with memory. Having escaped from Cuba to the United States with her irresistibly imperfect family, she is fixated on extracting the truth of her life from the nostalgic mythology of exile. Surrounded by a chorus of cousins — blood cousins and "cousins in exile" — Juani, a 24-year-old lesbian, struggles with violence, desire, and the meaning of love.

Synopsis:

A brilliant new novel by the author of We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Juani, a 24-year-old Latina lesbian, is exiled, with her irresistibly crazy family, from Cuba to the United States. Here a chorus of cousins--blood cousins and "cousins in exile"--wreak havoc as Juani attempts to sift through layers of memories and family myth to find the truth about her life.

About the Author

ACHY OBEJAS is also the author of We Came All the Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? and Days of Awe. She has won numerous writing awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and the 1996 Studs Terkel Journalism Award. She lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573440172
Author:
Obejas, Achy
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Author:
Obejas
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Cuban Americans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Juani Casas is obsessed with memory. Having escaped from Cuba to the United States with her irresistibly imperfect family, she is fixated on extracting the truth of her life from the nostalgic mythology of exile. Surrounded by a chorus of cousins — blood cousins and "cousins in exile" — Juani, a 24-year-old lesbian, struggles with violence, desire, and the meaning of love.
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant new novel by the author of We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Juani, a 24-year-old Latina lesbian, is exiled, with her irresistibly crazy family, from Cuba to the United States. Here a chorus of cousins--blood cousins and "cousins in exile"--wreak havoc as Juani attempts to sift through layers of memories and family myth to find the truth about her life.
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