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The Second Death of Unica Aveyano

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Publisher Comments:

From the author of The Lazarus Rumba (“His symphonic imagination proves mesmerizing.” —New York Times Book Review; “Wonderful.” —Los Angeles Times), an inventive, poignant new novel.

One night in April, nica Aveyano sneaks out of her Miami nursing home and wanders toward the sea. Whether she intends to end her life or simply look at the ocean depends on whom you believe. She leaves behind her husband, a devoted nurse, the solicitude of her family—and the images of a little boy named Elián Gonzalez that are all over the news.

Her rash decision sets in motion a gorgeously told tale that is at once comedy and elegy. Every lived moment evokes for nica a story from her past, and we live that past with her: from the ghosts of her mother and stepfather in 1930s Guantánamo, and her beloved but wayward son, who refused to leave Cuba with the rest of the family, to her exile in Miami and New York City.

A chronicle of the familiar and the strange, of madness and clarity, of the ambivalence of home and family, The Second Death of nica Aveyano reveals unforgettably an indomitable woman whose entire life now seems a dress rehearsal for the heady days before her death.

Synopsis:

Narrated from the perspective of an indominable elderly woman who escapes her nursing home and walks into the sea in April 2000, the story of four generations of a Cuban family moves from 1930s Cuba, through the Cuban revolution and a dangerous escape to the United States, to present-day Miami and New York. Original. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

Ernesto Mestre-Reed was born in Guant

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307429315
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Vintage Contemporaries
Author:
Mestre-Reed, Ernesto
Author:
Mestre-Reed, Ernesto
Author:
Ernesto Mestre-Reed
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Cuban Americans
Subject:
Cuban American families
Subject:
General
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Miami
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Cuban American women
Subject:
Miami (fla.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040309
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
259

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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"Synopsis" by , Narrated from the perspective of an indominable elderly woman who escapes her nursing home and walks into the sea in April 2000, the story of four generations of a Cuban family moves from 1930s Cuba, through the Cuban revolution and a dangerous escape to the United States, to present-day Miami and New York. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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