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Havana and Other Missing Fathers

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 192 Nombre de pages
Informationen zum Autor Mia Angela Leonin is a creative writing instructor at the Unviersity of Miami. She is the author of two bo... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Mia Angela Leonin is a creative writing instructor at the Unviersity of Miami. She is the author of two books of poetry, "Braid "and" Unraveling the Bed."

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Mia Leonin spent the first sixteen years of her life believing her father was dead. All she knew of the man came through stories told by her mother. At times he had been a surgeon, at others a psychiatrist. In truth, he had been a fantasy. Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Leonin learned from her mother that her father, a Cuban exile, was very much alive and living in Florida. Her attempts to contact him, however, were thwarted until four years later, when she left home in search of her roots. She meets her father, but trying to discover the truth behind him proves to be a more daunting task. Her journey takes her to Miami, Colombia, and Cuba, and her search for cultural identity leads her to create memories, friendships, and romances. She finds moments of connection and redemption, ending up in Havana not as a cultural tourist but as an illegitimate daughter of Cuba looking for validation. What she discovers is an island bereft of fathers and brimming with paternalism. As she becomes entangled with two different men, she descends further into the Havana of poverty, humiliation, and despair, as well as the ever-inventive city that is as passionate as it is contradictory. Insightful, imaginative, and often poetic, Havana and Other Missing Fathers is Mia Leoninas recollection of this journey and her longing to learn more about her origins. In the end, she must learn to accept the answers she discovers as well as the questions that remain.

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Titre: Havana and Other Missing Fathers
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Code EAN: 9780816528158
ISBN: 978-0-8165-2815-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: University of Arizona Press
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 192
Poids: 249g
Taille: H233mm x B146mm x T11mm
Année: 2009