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Everyone Leaves
     

Everyone Leaves

by Wendy Guerra, Achy Obejas (Translator)
 

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When Nieve Guerra finds herself caught between the tides of her parents’ turbulent relationship and a country torn apart by political unrest, she begins recording the intimate and harsh details of her life within the pages of her Diary. Nieve is sent away from her mother, her mother’s free-spirited and loving Swedish boyfriend Fausto, and her childhood

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When Nieve Guerra finds herself caught between the tides of her parents’ turbulent relationship and a country torn apart by political unrest, she begins recording the intimate and harsh details of her life within the pages of her Diary. Nieve is sent away from her mother, her mother’s free-spirited and loving Swedish boyfriend Fausto, and her childhood city of Cienfuegos and forced to endure unrelenting abuse at the hand of her father. Only her Diary will not leave her. It is her only friend, her sole outlet for her joy, sadness, and anger, and because of it she is able to remain in Cuba, her only home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612184333
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

A child star launched by a role as host of a popular children’s radio and television news program in Cuba, Wendy Guerra was inspired by her own diaries, written as a child during Cuba’s revolution. Published in eight languages, Everyone Leaves won the first Brugera Prize as well as the Premio Cabaret Del Caribe in 2009. Guerra lives and writes in Cuba, her home and primary source of inspiration.

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