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THE AGUERO SISTERS.

Garcia, Cristina.

ISBN 10: 0679450904 / ISBN 13: 9780679450900
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Cristina Garcia on the title page. Fine in dj.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 30573

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Title: THE AGUERO SISTERS.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Garcia, Cristina. The Aguero Sisters. [Signed] First edition. New York, Knopf, 1997. 22cm. 299 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector's mylar. Excellent condition signed first edition with only very minor signs of external wear. When Cristina García's first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was published in 1992, The New York Times called the author a magical new writer...completely original. The book was nominated for a National Book Award, and reviewers everywhere praised it for the richness of its prose, the vivid drama of the narrative, and the dazzling illumination it brought to bear on the intricacies of family life in general and the Cuban American family in particular. Now, with The Agüero Sisters, García gives us her widely anticipated new novel. Large, vibrant, resonant with image and emotion, it tells a mesmerizing story about the power of family myth to mask, transform, and, finally, reveal the truth. (Amazon)

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In this novel of family history and myth, Christina Garcia gives us Reina and Constancia Aguero, sisters who grew up in Cuba, but who haven't talked in thirty years--not since Constancia snuck out of Cuba and crossed the water to the United States, where she assimilated into her adopted country's culture as completely and deeply as she could. The beautiful and charismatic Reina, meanwhile, stayed in Cuba where she became a skilled electrician and a staunch supporter of la revolucion. The long-estranged sisters are finally heading toward a reunion, and as they come together their own stories and the legacy of their scientist-parents is told and retold in an elegantly written novel that investigates the several natures of identity--personal, familial, and even national.

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