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Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ana Menéndez Ana Menéndez ↠ 7 Free download Characters In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd Ty nuoruus kohiseva veri ja alitajuiset unet Ana Menéndez on 1960 luvulla Los Angelesiin paenneiden kuubalaisten siirtolaisten tytär Kerran Kuubassa kokoelma on hänen esikoisteoksensa joka on käännetty yhdelletoista kielel. This collection of short stories is all about life in Miami as a Cuban exile Some characters make an appearance in than one story so the stories feel connected yet independent kind of like people that populate them The overall feeling I got from the stories is that among the older generations that came to Miami to escape the revolution there seems to be a kind of glamorization of life in Cuba before the revolution While they re mostly happy to be free they don t necessarily regain a sense of home or of belonging in the place they now live like they had in Cuba In the final story a woman born in Miami shortly after the revolution after her parents fled Cuba goes back to Cuba as a journalist to visit the plantation where her mother grew up and she learns that her mother s memories are half true at best but realizes that those memories are what sustains her mother s self image and so she is reluctant to contradict or even uestion them when she returns It s a great culminating story for the collection Each story is colorful and entertaining in it s own way each depicting a different aspect of life in a land that is home even if it doesn t always feel that way each speaking from a different perspective but with the same voice I m not usually a short story reader but I enjoyed this collection ¡Arde Troya Las aventuras de Ogú Mampato y Rena #20 is all about life Doctor y campeón in Miami as a Cuban exile Some characters make an appearance La corruptrice in than one story so the stories feel connected yet Sweet for Her Sweet Curves #3 independent kind of like people that populate them The overall feeling I got from the stories The Purpose Guided Universe is that among the older generations that came to Miami to escape the revolution there seems to be a kind of glamorization of life The Abel Cole Veg Box Companion in Cuba before the revolution While they re mostly happy to be free they don t necessarily regain a sense of home or of belonging The Academy in the place they now live like they had Full Dark No Stars in Cuba In the final story a woman born If Only Once The Martelli Brothers #2 in Miami shortly after the revolution after her parents fled Cuba goes back to Cuba as a journalist to visit the plantation where her mother grew up and she learns that her mother s memories are half true at best but realizes that those memories are what sustains her mother s self 1000 sitios ue ver en España al menos una vez en la vida image and so she La ética de la crueldad is reluctant to contradict or even uestion them when she returns It s a great culminating story for the collection Each story 3052 is colorful and entertaining Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet it s own way each depicting a different aspect of life Pasos perdidos en Granada in a land that Suffering and no suffering is home even Can We Live 150 Years? if The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears it doesn t always feel that way each speaking from a different perspective but with the same voice I m not usually a short story reader but I enjoyed this collection

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Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ana Menéndez Ana Menéndez ↠ 7 Free download Characters In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd Elämänmakuisia tarinoita ihmisistä joita muistot yhdistävät Kaukainen kotimaa tulee mieleen erityisesti silloin kun elämän kurssi muuttuu kun rakastuu tai eroaa menettää tai löytää jotain uutta Matilden ainoa poika. The first story in this book grabbed my attention with the description of older Cuban immigrants telling jokes while they played dominoes in Little Havana The rest of the stories which are connected somehow to the first lost me The writing became very abstract and it was extremely hard to find how they were connected to the first story and to understand what it all meant When the author talks about how the grandfather grew a radio out of one ear I continue on just to finish but with no real enjoyment As I have gotten older I have lost my patience with books that try to be so philosophical that you don t know what the heck they are talking about

Characters In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ana Menéndez Ana Menéndez ↠ 7 Free download Characters In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd On menossa naimisiin Maximo opettelee elämään ilman vaimoaan ja Anselmo pelkää että puolisolla on suhde Joku muistaa vanhat ajat paremmin toinen huonommin Mutta kaikissa heissä elää Kuuba kuin kaukainen lapsuus menetet. In Cuba I was a German Shepherd is an endearing collection of eleven short stories showing scenes from various Cuban people s lives after moving to America As the author is a daughter of exiled Cubans I had high expectations for this book in terms of real emotions piercing through the text She definitely delivered as even in the short amount of time the reader has with each character you can almost feel for and with them Throughout the book the stories shift and flow from past and present to give the reader a complete view on how these people s lives connect and how there are very similar situations and problems present in such different people s lives Ana Menendez does a great job of connecting stories from what seem like random people in ways a reader has to search for Not only is this book an interesting look into other s perspectives but it is also a compelling read because one can search and analyze each story until they find their own connections due to the non obvious parallels When the point of view switches between third and first person the reader is able to see different sides of a character In the portions of the book where the narration is in first person you can feel the emotions of the speaker and how the situations in Cuba are affecting what they go through every day In the portions of the book where the narration is in third person you can see what s going on with the characters situation and what is going on around them This difference is important throughout the individual narratives because each short story has a certain aspect of the bigger message it is trying to portray In the first short story about the men playing dominoes an interesting point is made about the Cuban and not Cuban feelings regarding Fidel Castro When one of the men playing dominoes Maximo told one of his daily jokes about Fidel the two men from the Dominican Republic laughed but were careful not to laugh too hard because they knew that they still didn t understand all the layers of hurt in the Cubans jokes 9 It almost seemed disrespectful to pretend to know what the Cubans were going through which is a lesson in itself to readers sympathizing with other issues and situations that they do not have to deal with directly Messages like these are common throughout the book and are important for the reader to pick up on so if you do decide to read this book I suggest reading while keeping this idea in mind to find the messages that could correlate to your daily life as well Overall I recommend this book to anyone looking to gain perspective