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Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García
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Oct 02, 2010

it was amazing
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Read from October 02 to 08, 2010

Beautifully written in sparse, poetic prose. Garcia presents a saga of three generations of Cuban women who are separated by politics, geography, and family history. The novel does a nice job of presenting political tensions, especially between the devout Castro-supporter matriarch Celia and her exiled daughter Lourdes, without favoring any one side. The characters are presented as unabashedly human, allowing the reader to sympathize with each, especially Celia, Lourdes, and Pilar. Even Castro is diminished from his iconic image to a more humble representation of himself in a final passage. Overall, a late century novel that deserves a place among the best American fiction.

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