Ivonne Lamazares’s distinguished debut novel is "at once a deeply personal and worldly tale . . . a wonderful amalgamation of culture, politics, and love" (Philadelphia Weekly). With economical prose and a clear-eyed vision, Lamazares evokes lives full of hope but fraught with obstacles in this story of a mother and daughter in 1960s Cuba. The story is told in the brave, tough voice of Tanya, a gi...
Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books (October 5, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 10167877
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The novel is exceptionally well written. The author gives you a deep feeling of what drives each character and in particular the conflict between mother and daughter as they struggle to survive the turmoil that is Cuba after Castro's revolution. Yo...
with her mother and with the rapidly changing world around her. In the wake of Castro’s revolution, Tanya's mother -- passionate and unreliable -- is determined to leave Cuba at all costs and to take her reluctant daughter with her. THE SUGAR ISLAND presents their embattled relationship against the backdrop of a country in conflict with itself, where the old world chafes against the new and where a parent’s desperate grab for freedom has dire consequences for her child.