Dreaming in Cuban

Dreaming in Cuban

A Novel

Book - 1993
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A vivid and funny first novel about three generations of a Cuban family divided by conflicting loyalties over the Cuban revolution, set in the world of Havana in the 1970s and '80s and in an emigre neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is a story of immense charm about women and politics, women and witchcraft, women and their men.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1993
Edition: First Ballantine Books edition
ISBN: 9780345381439
Branch Call Number: FIC GARCIA 1993
Characteristics: 258 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm


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In this award-winning novel set in 1970s & '80s Havana and Brooklyn, generations of a Cuban family are divided by conflicting loyalties over the Cuban revolution.

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Seattle_Quick_Picks Dec 17, 2014


Three generations of del Pino women tell of the losses and gains of revolution and the wide physical and cultural gulfs it has opened up in their lives.

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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.

Dec 15, 2014

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

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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