Dreaming in Cuban

Dreaming in Cuban

A Novel

Book - 1993
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"Impressive . . . [Cristina Garc#65533;a's] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the 'sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,' as rhythmic as the music of Beny Mor#65533;."-- Time

Cristina Garc#65533;a's acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country's revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. Dreaming in Cuban is "a work that possesses both the intimacy of a Chekov story and the hallucinatory magic of a novel by Gabriel Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez" ( The New York Times ). In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the novel's original publication, this edition features a new introduction by the author.

Praise for Dreaming in Cuban

"Remarkable . . . an intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic . . . evocative and lush." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Captures the pain, the distance, the frustrations and the dreams of these family dramas with a vivid, poetic prose." -- The Washington Post

"Brilliant . . . With tremendous skill, passion and humor, Garc#65533;a just may have written the definitive story of Cuban exiles and some of those they left behind." -- The Denver Post
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1993.
Edition: First Ballantine Books edition
ISBN: 9780345381439
0345381432
Branch Call Number: GARCIA C
Characteristics: 248 pages : geneological table ; 21 cm.

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The dreamy, sad story of a Cuban family during the Cuban Revolution. Filled with beautiful, lyrical prose, this book won the National Book Award for fiction.


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MamaLovesBooks
Jan 05, 2017

Loved, loved, loved this book. Some magical realism, fantastic character development, hard to put down. I read this and it left me wanting a sequel and recommending it to everyone I knew - especially if they are a fan of Latin America lit.

wkoza Oct 08, 2015

Really interesting book. I'd personally recommend it. Celia's pearl earrings is an interesting symbol.

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bayouann
Dec 15, 2014

Lots of santeria practices. One is constantly reminded of the human desire to "return home."

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bluemeadow
Sep 08, 2010

Best prose of the summer. Was difficult to read some parts on sexual abuse/attack or I would have given this book 5 stars.

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