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Sensual and exotic, dreamlike and defiant, this novel by an acclaimed Cuban-American writer offers a celebration of hope and the human spirit. With the magic realism of Like Water for Chocolate and the emotional impact of Imagining Argentina, Skywriting tells the story of a Cuban half-brother and American half-sister whose blood ties ensure that their lives will be intertw ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Bantam
(first published 1995)
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Engle tells the story of half-siblings, one born in the u.s. and one born in cuba. A tale of diaspora, family and cuban/castro repression, it is a sentimental narrative (that recognizes itself as such... indeed the author seems to dismiss herself on occasion having the narrator's missing brother accuse his sister of all the things the author is guilty of --- lack of perspective, romanticizing pain & imprisonment, deep set self-involvement). Indeed, the best part of the book is a story within ...more
Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She lives with her husband in northern California.More about Margarita Engle...