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Dreaming in Cuban

Garcia, Cristina, 1958-

New York : KBallantine, 1993, c1992.

245 p. : genealogical table ; 21 cm.

"Impressive . . . [Cristina García'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 Moré."-- Time

Cristina García'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 García Márquez" ( 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, García just may have written the definitive story of Cuban exiles and some of those they left behind." -- The Denver Post


Fiction  - JH & HSFiction - JH & HS

1 copy available at Paideia School


0345381432 (pbk.) : $12.00 (Canada $16.95)

LC Call No:

PS3557.A66 D73 1993

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 21


Garcia, Cristina, 1958-


Dreaming in Cuban / Cristina Garcia.


1st Ballantine Books ed.


New York : KBallantine, 1993, c1992.


245 p. : genealogical table ; 21 cm.


"One World"--T.p.


Mothers and daughters--Cuba--Fiction.


Mothers and daughters--New York (State)--New York--Fiction.


Cubans--United States--Fiction.

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