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The Resource I was never the First Lady : a novel, Wendy Guerra ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas

I was never the First Lady : a novel, Wendy Guerra ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas

Label
I was never the First Lady : a novel
Title
I was never the First Lady
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Guerra ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A lush, sensuous, and original tale of family, love, and history, set against the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath. Nadia Guerra's mother, Albis Torres, left when Nadia was just ten years old. Growing up, the proponents of revolution promised a better future. Now that she's an adult, Nadia finds that life in Havana hasn't quite matched its promise; instead it has stifled her rebellious and artistic desires. Each night she DJs a radio show government censors block from broadcasting. Frustrated, Nadia finds hope and a way out when she wins a scholarship to study in Russia. Leaving Cuba offers her the chance to find her long lost mother and her real father. But as she embarks on a journey east, Nadia soon begins to question everything she thought she knew and understood about her past. As Nadia discovers more about her family, her fate becomes entwined with that of Celia Sanchez, an icon of the Cuban Revolution--a resistance fighter, ingenious spy, and the rumored lover of Fidel Castro. A tale of revolutionary ideals and promise, Celia's story interweaves with Nadia's search for meaning, and eventually reveals secrets Nadia could never have dreamed"--
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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11001408
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guerra, Wendy
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7390.G773
LC item number
N8613 2021
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Obejas, Achy
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True
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  • Sánchez Manduley, Celia
  • Torres, Albis
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Revolutionaries
  • Women authors
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Sánchez Manduley, Celia
  • Revolutionaries
  • Women authors
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Cuba
Label
I was never the First Lady : a novel, Wendy Guerra ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Nunca ful primera dama in Spain in 2008 by Ediciones B." -- Verso
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
on1202730604
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First HarperVia edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780062990747
Lccn
2020048907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030755753
System control number
(OCoLC)1202730604
Label
I was never the First Lady : a novel, Wendy Guerra ; translated from the Spanish by Achy Obejas
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Nunca ful primera dama in Spain in 2008 by Ediciones B." -- Verso
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
on1202730604
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First HarperVia edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780062990747
Lccn
2020048907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030755753
System control number
(OCoLC)1202730604

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