Holy Radishes!

Holy Radishes!

by Roberto Fernandez


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EXILED FROM THEIR rarified and privileged existence in Xawa by a communist takeover, the characters of Holy Radishes must face a new set of harsh realities in the remote community of Belle Grande in the Florida Everglades. Sustained by memories of their bygone world in Xawa, they pursue their dreams to re-create their former lives.

A host of memorable and wacky characters populate this satire of Cuban immigrant life. But foremost, Holy Radishes! is the story of Nelly Pardo, a dreamer who envisions herself in the paradise called Mondovi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558850750
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.79(h) x 1.12(d)

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Jesse Lee Kercheval

Holy Radishes! is a perfectly wonderful, magical book. It is by turns witty and wise, comic and tragic, in the clouds and down in the dirt. Even Dickens would be proud to have created such a cast of original and memorable characters. And not even Disney could have created a pig like the unforgettable Rigoletto.
—(Jesse Lee Kercheval, author of Museum of Happiness, and Dogeater)

Bob Shacochis

No one writes about the Cuban—American experience with more voltage, more originality and imagination, than Roberto Fernández…
—(Bob Shacochis, author of Easy in the Islands, Next New World, and Swimming in the Volcano)

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