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Posted October 23, 2001
Cuban refugees span many years and ages, the longer we have been out and the younger you were when you left, leaves an indelible imprint on you. Garcia manages to appease the visual hunger for the island with her images. Like a 'forbidden fruit', Cuba (or its memories) continue to taunt us, until even just a book seduces, feeds you, and leaves you hungrier for more. Garcia's capture of the relationship between sisters is compelling; the visualization of familiar places appeasing -- but we want more. And the story remains with you to digest and feed that elemental hunger we Cuban refugees have been living with for so long.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 20, 2000
This book is exquisitely written. Cristina Garcia creates wonderfully detailed pictures with her words. My one critique would be that the characters weren't distinct enough -- their thoughts were too similar. But having said that, it was fun to read. Garcia does a good job of pulling you into the story and luring you through the tale. Admittedly the story is very bizarre and you're left to draw your own conclusions at the end, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 22, 2009
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