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The Resource Waiting for Snow in Havana

Waiting for Snow in Havana

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Waiting for Snow in Havana
Title
Waiting for Snow in Havana
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Summary
A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbor's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares. Then, in January 1959, the world changes: Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla has taken his place, and Christmas is cancelled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. And, one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear-spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, without his parents, never to see his father again. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, Waiting for Snow in Havana is both an ode to a paradise lost and an exorcism. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times when we are certain we have died-and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn
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  • Eire, Carlos M. N
  • Drummond, David
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Nonfiction
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Waiting for Snow in Havana
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Publication
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digital storage
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not applicable
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781452623887
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not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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Label
Waiting for Snow in Havana
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:300004dc-5927-4b3a-8e37-06019dd59b45
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781452623887
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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    Poy Sippi Library W2251 Commercial St, Poy Sippi, WI, 54967, US
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