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Revolutions

Revolutions Marysol Castillo is a Cuban American girl living in Miami Haunted by the loss of their homeland her parents and friends imagine their little two bedroom homes to be Santa Clara cattle ranches many a

  • Title: Revolutions
  • Author: Lory Manrique-hyland
  • ISBN: 9781903305133
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marysol Castillo is a Cuban American girl living in Miami Haunted by the loss of their homeland, her parents and friends imagine their little two bedroom homes to be Santa Clara cattle ranches, many acre estates, and Marianao mansions Marysol sees herself as an American with no pedigree, a nonentity trying to make herself into a somebody But when she begins to ask Marysol Castillo is a Cuban American girl living in Miami Haunted by the loss of their homeland, her parents and friends imagine their little two bedroom homes to be Santa Clara cattle ranches, many acre estates, and Marianao mansions Marysol sees herself as an American with no pedigree, a nonentity trying to make herself into a somebody But when she begins to ask her grandmother Josefina about the past, she embarks on an emotional journey that will shatter her sense of who she really is Josefina recalls the glamour of 1950s Havana and meeting her husband, the dapper Rogelio, wooing women with his puppydog eyes Here also is the seductive and superstitious housemaid Consuelo, a devout believer in the magic powers of the santeros But what is the true nature of the family s relationship with the charismatic Ruben Castro, brother of Fidel, and architect of the Revolution Set against the ferment of Castro s 1959 Revolution and riots in 1980s Miami, Lory Manrique Hyland s debut is an evocation of time, place and people Through its interlocking narratives, it probes deep into the ways in which emigration can tear apart the very fabric of life.

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    1 thought on “Revolutions

    1. “Revolutions” is an inspirational novel that moves your heart, makes you smile and reminds you of how important, and how much impact, some people can have in your life as you grow up. Although this is Lory Manrique-Hyland’s first novel; her ability to describe the various characters within this family, their interaction and sometimes complex relationships, remind you of more seasoned writers like Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. “Revolutions” can be seen as an anecdote about [...]

    2. This is a wonderful first novel, a multicultural coming of age story. Can't wait to see what she writes next!!

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