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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Cigar Roller: A Novel

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Master storyteller Pablo Medina'sThe Cigar Rolleris a radiant novel recounting the life of Cuban master cigar roller Amadeo Terra. A proud and capricious man, tobacco has been the center of Amadeo's life, the source of his passion. For his considerable talents with the leaves he had been forgiven a great number of sins. An imperious patriarch of enormous appetites, Amadeo now lies in a Florida hospital after a stroke looks back at his previously unexamined life. One day Nurse feeds him mango from a baby-food jar-a change from the tasteless mush he frequently rejects with defiance-and the taste brings memories of his life in Havana flooding back to him. He recalls his turbulent, passionate relationship with his wife Julia, his numerous romantic transgressions, the three sons he's kept at a distance, the political strife that forced his family to relocate from Cuba to Florida, and finally the tragedy that he's kept locked away.The Cigar Rolleris a tour de force, an evocative, humorous and endearing and portrait of a once robust man who, at the end of his imperfect life, clamors for some dignity and grace as he comes to terms with his regrets.

Synopsis:

Laid out by a massive stroke, Amado Terra, a former Cuban cigar-factory worker, recalls the wonderful joy and exquisite pain he has experienced during his life, rememebering old Havana in all of its pre-Castro splendor.

About the Author

Pablo Medina teaches writing and literature at New School University and is on the faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555846893
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Pablo Medina
Author:
Medina, Pablo
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Cuban Americans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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The Cigar Roller: A Novel
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"Synopsis" by , Laid out by a massive stroke, Amado Terra, a former Cuban cigar-factory worker, recalls the wonderful joy and exquisite pain he has experienced during his life, rememebering old Havana in all of its pre-Castro splendor.
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