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Carlos Eire

Biography

Carlos Eire

Carlos Eire

Books by Carlos Eire

by Carlos Eire

In WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba during the Castro revolution. And it literally ends in midair as Carlos and his older brother --- along with thousands of other children --- leave Havana on an airplane. LEARNING TO DIE IN MIAMI opens as the plane lands and Carlos faces his new life. But in order for his American self to emerge, his Cuban self must "die." An exorcism and an ode, LEARNING TO DIE IN MIAMI is a celebration of renewal --- of the times when we're certain we have died, yet are miraculously reborn.

by Carlos Eire

When a cigar-smoking guerilla named Fidel Castro ousted President Batista in 1959, the Cuba of Carlos Eire's youth became an island of condemnation. Christmas is made illegal, political dissent leads to imprisonment, and too many of Carlos's friends are leaving for the United States. Carlos will end up there, too, and fulfill his mother's dreams for him --- but his soul remains in the country he left behind.