Electronic book text
April 21, 2020
9780813178981
English
152
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$24.95 USD, £20.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
April 21, 2020
9780813178998
English
152
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$24.95 USD, £20.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Hardback
April 21, 2020
9780813178974
English
152
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
.65 Pounds (US)
$24.95 USD, £20.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Grieving for Guava

Stories

Castro's communist regime gained control of Cuba in 1959, sparking a surge of immigration to the United States, particularly Miami, as refugees sought a better life. But for many, Cuba will always be home. The island's stories pass from refugee to refugee, immigrant to grandchild, mingling hope for the future with grief for what's lost. Yet these stories also pass down a deep, unconscious desire for the unattainable, which often results in fractured relationships and a loss of purpose for both young and old.

Grieving for Guava revels in the unbroken ties between past and future, Havana and Miami, and recounts the unintended generational costs of immigration. Ten stories explore the lives of Cuban refugees in Miami as they grapple with a longing for the past and a fervent need to move forward. Spanning six decades of the Cuban exile, these stories lay bare a collective struggle to overcome the destabilizing effects of migration and to reassemble splintered identities: A journalist returns to the island for a childhood toy. An investment banker leaves Miami to open a bookstore near the Malecon. A girl with cerebral palsy attempts to swim across the ocean to reach her lost home. Cecilia Fernandez artfully weaves together the complicated lives of her characters to produce an overarching sense of yearning for the past, transforming grief into an even more powerful force: communion.

Grieving for Guava captures the heartache and hope that are common in the immigrant experience, adding a dynamic, human voice to the politically charged dialogue surrounding immigration.

9780813178981 : grieving-for-guava-fernandez
Electronic book text
April 21, 2020
$24.95 USD
9780813178998 : grieving-for-guava-fernandez
Electronic book text
April 21, 2020
$24.95 USD
9780813178974 : grieving-for-guava-fernandez
Hardback
April 21, 2020
$24.95 USD

Other Titles from Contemporary Poetry And Prose

Wonderful Wasteland and other natural disasters

Elidio La Torre Lagares
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Amreekiya

Lena Mahmoud
Oct 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Mend

Kwoya Fagin Maples
Sep 2018 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Fabrications

Pamela Painter
Nov 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$21.95 USD - Electronic book text

Juanita and the Frog Prince

Ed McClanahan
Mar 2020 - South Limestone, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Senseless Women

Sarah Harris Wallman
Mar 2020 - University of Massachusetts Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The Poems of Renata Ferreira

Frank X. Gaspar
Jan 1970 - Tagus Press
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Fabrications

Pamela Painter
Nov 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$21.95 USD - Electronic book text

Wanting Radiance

Karen Salyer McElmurray
Apr 2020 - South Limestone, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text