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I Was Never the First Lady: A Novel

Author:   Wendy Guerra ,  Alicia Achy Obejas
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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9780062990747


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   28 October 2021
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Wendy Guerra ,  Alicia Achy Obejas
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint:   HarperCollins
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.342kg
ISBN:  

9780062990747


ISBN 10:   0062990748
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   28 October 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Guerra's novel is a grand if bittersweet valentine to Cuba. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews</em> ...A revelatory tale of the Cuban Revolution's impact on a family. [...] Guerra holds the reader's attention by evoking Cuba's political tempest in Havana's humid, salty air. It adds up to an effectively moody, intimate story. -- <em>Publishers Weekly</em>


Guerra's novel is a grand if bittersweet valentine to Cuba. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>


Guerra's novel is a grand if bittersweet valentine to Cuba. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews</em> ...A revelatory tale of the Cuban Revolution's impact on a family. [...] Guerra holds the reader's attention by evoking Cuba's political tempest in Havana's humid, salty air. It adds up to an effectively moody, intimate story. -- <em>Publishers Weekly</em> A multilayered novel...Nadia's, her mother's, and Celia's stories provide fascinating insights into the female dimension of an infamously macho revolution. -- <em>Booklist</em> This is Wendy Guerra at her best. I Was Never The First Lady is a beautiful, disturbing, intimately-told novel about the existential orphanhood of women in a Cuba where Fidel's Castro's revolution has upended notions of family, individual identity and national belonging. Unforgettable. -- Jon Lee Anderson, author of CHE GUEVARA: A REVOLUTIONARY LIFE


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Wendy Guerra (Havana, 1970) is a Cuban poet and novelist. Guerra has contributed to different magazines and newspapers, including the Spanish daily El Mundo and The Miami Herald, where she currently writes about arts and literature. Guerra's first collection of poetry, Platea a oscuras, won her a prize from the University of Havana when she was barely 17 years old. She won the Bruguera Prize in 2006. Although her novels have been translated into several languages, only one of them has been published in Cuba. She has always lived in Havana.

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