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In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García's hallmark … weiterlesen
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Titel: Monkey Hunting
Autor/en: Cristina Garcia

ISBN: 0345466101
EAN: 9780345466105
'ballantine reader's circle'.
Ballantine Book.
Sprache: Englisch.
BALLANTINE BOOKS

3. April 2008 - kartoniert - 288 Seiten

Beschreibung

In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García's hallmark, Monkey Hunting is an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity of self.

Portrait

Cristina García was born in Havana and grew up in New York City. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was nominated for a National Book Award and has been widely translated. Ms. García has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, and the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award. She lives in Santa Monica with her daughter, Pilar.


From the Hardcover edition.

Pressestimmen

"A miracle of poetic compression . . . With the confidence of an artist who knows exactly what can be left out, García has made a small masterpiece-an epic of anecdotes, a vista of brief and beautiful glimpses."
-Los Angeles Times

"García combines her gorgeous writing with a relentless view of history and a fierce understanding of the degree to which the individual life is at the mercy of larger forces."
-The Atlantic

"Monkey Hunting demonstrates that Ms. García can write just as persuasively about men as she has about women, and it signals her ambition to broaden her canvas, to explore in detail not only her characters' inner lives but also the great public events that shape their daily existences."
-The New York Times

"A miracle of poetic compression . . . With the confidence of an artist who knows exactly what can be left out, García has made a small masterpiece-an epic of anecdotes, a vista of brief and beautiful glimpses."
-Los Angeles Times

"García combines her gorgeous writing with a relentless view of history and a fierce understanding of the degree to which the individual life is at the mercy of larger forces."
-The Atlantic

"Monkey Hunting demonstrates that Ms. García can write just as persuasively about men as she has about women, and it signals her ambition to broaden her canvas, to explore in detail not only her characters' inner lives but also the great public events that shape their daily existences."
-MICHIKO KAKUTANI,
The New York Times

"RADIANT . . . MESMERIZING . . .
A LOVING EXPLORATING OF HERITAGE . . .
García's grasp of atmosphere is nonpareil and the physicality of her scene setting is intoxicating . . . García writes so well, she puts the reader in the room with her characters. . . . Monkey Hunting is a novel of great scope."
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"An epic tearjerker . . . The story spans two continents, four generations, several wars, and the rise of two terrible dictators [yet] the focus always remains on the characters, a family of downtrodden dreamers. . . . García's luminous prose makes palpable the pang of homesickness, the gut-punch of heartbreak. By the end, we are both exhausted from her characters' incredible journeys and buoyed by their strengths."
-Time Out New York

"García employs an exuberant prose style in which even the smallest of her torrent of details come heavily jeweled. . . . Escape, family ties, luck, the pull of the homeland-these García trademarks serve here as background and texture to another, more singular matter of the fully lived life."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"Such is the force of García's sensual, warm, witty prose [that] I was happy to follow wherever she led . . . . I soon found myself deeply attached to both major and minor characters."
- The Atlantic

"GORGEOUSLY DETAILED AND ENTRANCINGLY TOLD,
EROTIC, MYSTICAL, AND WISE,
García's bittersweet saga of a family of remarkable individuals spans a century of displacement, war, and sacrifice, and a world of forbearance and love. . . . [García] writes pristinely lyrical and enchanting prose, and creates powerfully alluring characters, delectable qualities she takes to new heights in this many-faceted tale about an extended Chinese Cuban family."
-Booklist

"Up to now, [García's] most formidable and affecting characters . . . have been women, extravagant creatures of ripe, even frenzied passions who bloom from the page as colorful as hibiscus blossoms and as huge as Amazons . . . and happily, Monkey Hunting swells their ranks by two."
-Miami Herald

"[García] paints a vivid picture of her native Havana, both before and after Castro came to power. . . . Although few Chinese remain in Cuba, their legacy remains in Havana's Chinatown. García's eloquent novel is a fitting tribute to their lives."
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Elegantly written . . . In this multi-generational saga, which embraces many cultures and spans more than a century, Cristina García

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