Dreaming in Cuban
"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 CHRONICLENow available in a Spanish language edition from Ballantine Books.Here is the... show more
"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 CHRONICLENow 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.
Publish date: February 10th 1993
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Latin American
, Latin American Literature
True to the title, this book is definitely Cuban and dreamy. The story follows three generations of Cuban women, jumping forward and backward in time, hopping back and forth between Cuba and New York, and switching between a variety of narrative styles (i.e. third person, first person, and epistola...
Overall, this was a very satisfying read. The story involves a Cuban family, who have some members living as immigrants in the 'States and others remaining in Cuba, and, to a lesser extent, people who are somehow related to the family. The book is narrated by each of the characters involved, so the ...
I had started this, but had been forced to put it aside before reading all of it. Now I have gone back to it. I love the lines. I enjoy the mixture of fact and fiction. The fictional aspect allows the author to play with the details, descriptions and words. The author is a poet with her words. Origi...
read during my AIG YearsI Remember: a tale of a family during the Cuban Revolution... a focus on the voices of women... epic in scope, intimate in perspective... wonderfully differentiated characters, you really get to understand them, all about them, well beyond the politics - although the politics...
I posted this review on my blog Quelle's Thoughts as part of my 25 Books Every Latina Should Read project: http://anoldfashionedgirl.blogspot.com/2010/05/25-books-latinas-should-read-dreaming.html Just one look at the cover and the title and I was hooked. Out of the 25 Books Latinas Should Read lis...
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