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Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

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Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

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.

Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy
by Carlos Eire

  • Publication Date: November 2, 2010
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • ISBN-10: 143918190X
  • ISBN-13: 9781439181904