Compact Disc. Carlos Eire's story of a boyhood uprooted by the Cuban Revolution quickly lures us in, as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother Tony touch down in the sun-dappled Miami of 1.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 0.336. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Carlos Eire's story of a boyhood uprooted by the Cuban Revolution quickly lures us in, as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother Tony touch down in the sun-dappled Miami of 1962-a place of daunting abundance where his old Cuban self must die to make way for a new, American self waiting to be born.In this enchanting new work, narrated in Eire's inimitable and lyrical voice, young Carlos adjusts to life in his new country. He lives for a time in a Dickensian foster home, struggles to learn English, attends American schools, and confronts the age-old immigrant's plight: surrounded by the bounty of this rich land yet unable to partake. Carlos must learn to balance the divide between his past and present lives and find his way in this strange new world of gas stations, vending machines, and sprinkler systems.Every bit as poignant, bittersweet, and humorous as his first memoir, Learning to Die in Miami is a moving personal saga, an elegy for a lost childhood and a vanished country, and a celebration of the spirit of renewal that America represents.
About the Author: Carlos Eire is T. L. Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. He is the author of several scholarly books and two memoirs, including Waiting for Snow in Havana, for which he received the National Book Award. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
Title: Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a ...
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Book Description Tantor Audio, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1400149517
Book Description Tantor Media Inc, 2010. Compact Disc. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.75x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # xr1400149517
Book Description Tantor Audio, 2010. Audio CD. Condition: Good. Library - Unabridged CD. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1400149517
Book Description Tantor Media Inc, 2010. Compact Disc. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.75x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1400149517