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Raining Backwards

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The entertaining satire of the Cuban community in Miami is filled with hilarious scenes and characters, including a lovesick girl determined to be a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, a poor Cuban American who becomes Pope, another Cuban American who begins a guerrilla war to separate Florida from the Union and a ditsy plantain-chip magnate.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Arte Publico Press (first published 1988)
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Liset
Jul 12, 2011 Liset rated it it was amazing
Fernandez nos da vision muy graciosa y a la vez profunda de la realidad cubano miamense. A traves de la satira conocemos las obsesiones de los cubanos en el exilio, sus tristezas, sus nostalgias, y tambien sus ridiculeces :) pero nunca es una burla cruel, en mi opinion, nos trasmite el dolor del exilio y tambien la lucha por instalarse en otro pais.
Algunos capitulos son MUY graciosos como "Wrong Number", que me hizo reir mucho.
El final fue lo mejor para mi. porque presenta un futuro donde ya s
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Julita
May 09, 2007 Julita rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like political satires
Shelves: novels-ive-read
This book was really funny and yet, confusing...

There were many moments when I wondered if I actually got the joke or not...
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Dr. Fernandez was one of my all time favorite professors at Florida State.....while his books may not be to everyone's taste, I enjoyed a peek into the Cuban American community...
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