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The distant marvels, Chantel Acevedo

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The distant marvels
Title
The distant marvels
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Chantel Acevedo
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Language
eng
Summary
Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money - she was a favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora - and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends, neighbors, and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive. Cuba, 1963. Hurricane Flora, one of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history, is bearing down on the island. Seven women have been forcibly evacuated from their homes and herded into the former governor's mansion, where they are watched over by another woman, a young soldier of Castro's new Cuba named Ofelia. Outside the storm is raging and the floodwaters are rising. In a single room on the top floor of the governor's mansion, Maria Sirena begins to tell the incredible story of her childhood during Cuba's Third War of Independence; of her father Augustin, a ferocious rebel; of her mother, Lulu, an astonishing woman who fought, loved, dreamed, and suffered as fiercely as her husband. Stories, however, have a way of taking on a life of their own, and transported by her story's momentum, Maria Sirena will reveal more about herself than she or anyone ever expected. Chantel Acevedo's The Distant Marvels is an epic adventure tale, a family saga, a love story, a stunning historical account of armed struggle against oppressors, and a long tender plea for forgiveness. It is, finally, a life-affirming novel about the kind of love that lasts a lifetime and the very art of storytelling itself
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Title
The distant marvels
Creator
Summary
A professional storyteller imparts the incredible tale of her youth during the Third War of Independence to eight women who need hope to survive Hurricane Flora in 1963 Cuba
Subject
Genre
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10390105
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.C47
LC item number
D57 2015
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Chantel Acevedo
The distant marvels, Chantel Acevedo
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The distant marvels, Chantel Acevedo
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781609452520
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
cat13
System control number
  • ocn881888312
  • (OCoLC)881888312
  • 1264383

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