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Dreaming in Cuban Audiobook

Dreaming in Cuban

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Publisher's Summary

Dreaming in Cuban is the moving story of three generations of women whose ties to Cuba simultaneously draw them closer together while forcing them apart. Haunted by family secrets and longing for the comforts of home, each of the women struggles to come to terms with her true identity - wife, mother, daughter, infidel, patriot, lover, and friend. Torn apart by years of familial and political unrest, each character shares her own personal take on the struggles in Cuba, the shortcomings in her own life and, inevitably, her feelings toward the other women.

A poetic blend of humor and surrealism, Dreaming in Cuban is about the meaning of home and heart, love and hate, and, ultimately, what happens when a broken family tries to rebuild itself.

©1992 Cristina Garcia (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Garcia tells their story with an economy of words and a rich, tropical imagery, setting a brisk but comfortable pace. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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  • omi
    14/07/16
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    "Great book"

    The book was great. Very good story. I am a Cuban who arrived in the States in1970 and I can guarantee you that Cubans don't s peak English with a Mexican accent. It upseted me every time I heard Maggie Bofill singing the English accent as Mexicans do when she was in fact portraying a Cuban. Somebody didn't d other homework.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • muddy_feet
    04/05/16
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    "Need a Primer on Cuba before reading this"

    This seemed like it would be an enjoyable read, however it assumes you have knowledge of Cuba, Cubans, and their customs. I recommend learning about those prior to jumping into this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marcella Meli
    23/11/15
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    "good book"

    hard to follow at times, but it was a good book about finding identity and a coming of age story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terry
    Clermont, FL, United States
    26/03/12
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    "If you can't say anything nice...."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not at all. Although supposed to be fiction it was too distorted a view of the Cuban family.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Cristina Garcia? Why or why not?

    Yes, I will probably listen to the Aguero Sisters...perhaps she did a better job with that novel.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None. I was not impressed at all.


    Could you see Dreaming in Cuban being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Let's hope not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Randy
    Lacey, WA, United States
    14/11/11
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    "If voodoo, pedifillia, and rape are your thing..."

    This book is written from a feminist perspective and highlights voodoo, pedifillia, rape and very descriptive accounts of their various sexual encounters. This novel was part of our college course where we spent about four weeks analyzing it from about 24 different perspectives. The narrative jumps around from person to person and time frames from the 30's to the 80's. An interesting way to present a story, and the only aspect of the book I enjoyed. A truly disturbing tale.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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