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Dreaming In Cuban
Dreaming in Cuban is a book that has to do with three generations of women and their assimilation into the United States as well as their traditional roots, which derive from Cuba. The novel is centered during The Cuban Revolution; there are four main characters throughout the novel (Celia, Lourdes, Pilar, and Felicia). This book gives really good examples of diversity between Cubans. Dreaming in Cuban also touches on incestuous relationships as well as resentment between families.
Dreaming In Cuban begins with Celia; she is an ageing woman who devotes most of her time and life to the Cuban Revolution. The novel has lots of flashbacks and one way in which you can tell the book has flashbacks is the letters Celia writes to Gustavo Sierra de Armas, Gustavo is Celia’s first love that she can’t seem to get over. Throughout the book she writes about two decades worth of letters to him. Celia would write to Gustavo on the eleventh day of each month, the funny thing is she would never send the letters to him she would keep them in a box hidden away. She stops writing to him in 1959 when The Revolution succeeds and she becomes a Communist.
Lourdes is Celia’s oldest daughter; she suffers a lot in this novel. To start off she is resented by her mother (Celia) also she is raped and tortured. Due to the fact that she is raped she becomes pregnant and loses her unborn son. Lourdes decided to leave Cuba and move to the United States, in the book she says that she wants to live somewhere cold so they drive up all the way to Brooklyn, New York and she decides to live their with her husband Rufino and her daughter Pilar. Lourdes decides to open a bakery business, which is called Yankee Doodle bakeries, she hopes to have a chain of bakeries so she can have “The American Dream”. Throughout the book she…...

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