Waiting for Snow in Havana
By (author) Carlos M. N. Eire
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Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos M. N. Eire
Book DescriptionHave 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743246415
(215mm x 141mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carlos M. N. Eire
Reformations, Hardback (September 2016)
A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion
From Madrid to Purgatory, Paperback (July 2002)
The first full-length study of sixteenth-century Spanish attitudes towards death and the afterlife.
War Against the Idols, Paperback (January 1989)» View all books by Carlos M. N. Eire
Beginning with the revolt against what was seen as the idolatrous practices of the Catholic church in the 16th century, this book studies the development of Protestant iconoclastic theology and practice. It also shows why the Reformed ideology stood in conflict with Catholicism and Lutheranism.
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