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On the day she is born, Josefina Navarro's nursemaid foretells misfortune. But for the young socialite in pre-Castro Cuba, her life in Havana with her Sergeant of police father is idyllic. That is, until she falls in love with Lorenzo, a penniless man who takes her away to the impoverished town of El Cotorro, and her father disowns her. Josefina comes to wish her father dead but regrets it after the Sergeant is assumed killed in a student-led riot. One day, mysterious letters from the Sergeant begin to arrive, telling her the truth about his past. The ghostly letters become her link to love.Set in Miami and Cuba and covering nearly fifty years of that island's history, "Love and Ghost Letters" unfolds the lives of the members of the Navarro-Concepcion families in the patterns and permutations of memory, and conjures a Cuban setting that evokes mysticism and magic."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312340476
ISBN-10: 0312340478
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Griffin
Publisher: Griffin
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chantel Acevedo

Chantel Acevedo is a first-generation Cuban-American whose childhood combined American modernity with traditional Cuban values. She attended the M.F.A. creative writing program at the University of Miami on a James Michener Fellowship. She has won two Fulbright Awards for secondary education.

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