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Waiting for Snow in Havana Confessions of a Cuban Boy

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ISBN-10: 0743246411

ISBN-13: 9780743246415

Edition: 2003

Authors: Carlos Eire

List price: $16.00
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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 Cuba -- exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by the revolution. The memories of Carlos's life in Havana, cut short when he was just eleven years old, 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 -- 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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Carlos Eire is the author of the memoirs "Waiting for Snow in Havana", which won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2003, and "Learning to Die in Miami". His other books include "War Against the Idols" and "From Madrid to Purgatory". He is the Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University.