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Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy / Carlos Eire.

Eire, Carlos M. N. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0743246411 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780743246415 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 390 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Free Press paperback ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2004, c2003.

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Summary, etc.: In 1962, at the age of eleven, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba--exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by the revolution. The memories of Carlos's life in Havana are at the heart of this stunning, evocative, and unforgettable memoir. Waiting for snow in Havana is both an exorcism and an ode to a paradise lost. For the Cuba of Carlos's youth--when 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.--Back cover.
Subject: Eire, Carlos M. N. > Childhood and youth.
Eire, Carlos M. N. > Family.
Cuban Americans > Biography.
Refugee children > United States > Biography.
Havana (Cuba) > Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) > Biography.
Havana (Cuba) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Havana (Cuba) > Social conditions > 20th century.
Cuba > History > Revolution, 1959 > Personal narratives.
Operation Peter Pan.
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