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The Resource Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy, Carlos Eire

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

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Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy
Title
Waiting for snow in Havana
Title remainder
confessions of a Cuban boy
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Carlos Eire
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Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
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SDG
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Eire, Carlos M. N
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Eire, Carlos M. N.
  • Eire, Carlos M. N.
  • Operation Pedro Pan
  • Cuban Americans
  • Refugee children
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Cuba
Label
Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy, Carlos Eire
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
828749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780743219655
Lccn
2002073875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 828749
  • (OCoLC)50155574
Label
Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy, Carlos Eire
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
828749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780743219655
Lccn
2002073875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 828749
  • (OCoLC)50155574

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