Waiting for Snow in Havana

Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Product Number: EB00578331
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743245708
Publisher: Free Press
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"Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban." In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana-exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro's revolution. Winner of the National Book Award, this stunning memoir is a vibrant and evocative look at Latin America from a child's unforgettable experience. Waiting for Snow in Havana is both an exorcism and an ode to a paradise lost. For the Cuba of Carlos's youth-with its lizards and turquoise seas and sun-drenched siestas-becomes an island of condemnation once a cigar-smoking guerrilla named Fidel Castro ousts President Batista on January 1, 1959. Suddenly the music in the streets sounds like gunfire. Christmas is made illegal, political dissent leads to imprisonment, and too many of Carlos's friends are leaving Cuba for a place as far away and unthinkable as the United States. Carlos will end up there, too, and fulfill his mother's dreams by becoming a modern American man-even if his soul remains in the country he left behind. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, Waiting for Snow in Havana is a eulogy for a native land and a loving testament to the collective spirit of Cubans everywhere.

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Author(s): Carlos Eire
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2003

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Author(s): Carlos Eire
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number DD18947
Released: Aug 16, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452603889
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Author(s): Carlos Eire
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number Z100088525
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452623887

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