Learning to Die in Miami
[confessions of A Refugee Boy]Audiobook CD - 2010
Learning to Die in Miami opens where Carlos Eire's earlier book (Waiting for Snow in Havana) left off, as Carlos faces his new life in America. Faced with learning English, attending American schools, and an uncertain future, young Carlos confronts the age-old immigrant's plight: being surrounded by American bounty, but unable to partake. America's abundance excites him, and he eagerly forges ahead with his own personal assimilation program; Cuba becomes a remote idea in the back of his mind. But as Carlos comes to grips with his surroundings, his constant movement between foster homes and the realization that his parents were far away in Cuba bring on an awareness that his life has irrevocably changed. Flashing back and forth in time, we watch as Carlos balances the divide between past and present and finds his way in this strange new world, one that seems to hold the promise of infinite possibilities and one that he will eventually claim as his own. An exorcism and an ode, Learning to Die in Miami is a celebration of renewal -- of those times when we're certain we have died and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, p2010.
Branch Call Number: 921 EIRE-E
Characteristics: 10 sound disc (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.