Dreaming in Cuban (Turtleback School & Library)

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Product Details

Price
$29.40
Publisher
Turtleback Books
Publish Date
Pages
258
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.8 X 7.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9781417636211
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About the Author

Cristina GarcĂ­a is the author of six novels, including the National Book Award finalist Dreaming in Cuban; children's books; anthologies; and poetry. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award, among other honors, and is currently University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. Visit her website at CristinaGarciaNovelist.com.

Reviews

"Dazzling . . . Remarkable."
--MICHIKO KAKUTANI
" The New York Times
"MARVELOUS . . . A JEWEL OF A NOVEL . . .
"Dreaming in Cuban is beautifully written in language that is by turns languid and sensual, curt and surprising. Like Louise Erdrich, whose crystalline language is distilled of images new to our American literature but old to this land, Ms. Garcia has distilled a new tongue from scraps salvaged through upheaval. . . . It is [the] ordinary magic in Ms. Garcia's novel and her characters' sense of their own lyricism that make her work welcome as the latest sign that American literature has its own hybrid offspring of the Latin American school."
--THULANI DAVIS
" The New York Times Book Review
"Poignant and perceptive . . . It tells of a family divided politically and geographically by the Cuban revolution . . . [and] of the generational fissures that open on each side: In Cuba, between a grandmother who is a fervent Castro supporter and a daughter who retreats into an Afro-Cuban "santeria cult; in America, between another daughter, who mocks her obsession . . . The realism is exquisite."
--RICHARD EDER
" Los Angeles Times
"Remarkable . . . A rich and haunting narrative . . . An intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic . . . Evocative and lush."
--JACKIE JONES
" San Francisco Chronicle
"Impressive . . . Her 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 More."
--AMELIA WEISS
"Time