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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
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Eire
Title variation
Confessions of a Cuban boy
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1962, at the age of eleven, 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 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--when 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. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, Waiting for Snow in Havana is a eulogy for a native land and a loving testament to the collective spirit of Cubans everywhere.--Back cover
Summary
Carlos Eire's National Book Award-winning memoir of his childhood in 1950s Havana and the overnight upheaval of his world in January 1959, when the Batista government was toppled
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Writing style
Award
National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2003.
Awards note
National Book Award Winner for Nonfiction, 2003.
Biography type
individual biography
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204546
Cataloging source
SDG
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Eire, Carlos M. N
Dewey number
921
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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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
Target audience
adult
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confessions of a Cuban boy
Label
Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy, Carlos Eire
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
468661
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Free Press paperback edition.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780743246415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743246415
  • (OCoLC)53906725
Label
Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy, Carlos Eire
Publication
Copyright
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
468661
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Free Press paperback edition.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780743246415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743246415
  • (OCoLC)53906725

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