Mangos, Bananas and Coconuts

Mangos Bananas and Coconuts A poor ignorant campesino on a large Cuban plantation becomes innocently embroiled in revolution and an earth shaking although brief affair with his patron s daughter He escapes persecution with his

  • Title: Mangos, Bananas and Coconuts
  • Author: Himilce Novas
  • ISBN: 9781573226134
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • A poor ignorant campesino on a large Cuban plantation becomes innocently embroiled in revolution and an earth shaking, although brief, affair with his patron s daughter He escapes persecution with his newborn daughter just before the cataclysm befalls Cuban society Unknown to father and daughter, a twin brother was born shortly after their escape Juan grows up pamperedA poor ignorant campesino on a large Cuban plantation becomes innocently embroiled in revolution and an earth shaking, although brief, affair with his patron s daughter He escapes persecution with his newborn daughter just before the cataclysm befalls Cuban society Unknown to father and daughter, a twin brother was born shortly after their escape Juan grows up pampered and spoiled in the lap of luxury among the wealthiest class of Cubans in Miami, but nevertheless senses that something fundamental is missing in his life of splendors The beautiful, humble Esmeralda grows up in Spanish Harlem as the daughter of a fundamentalist preacher who honors his deceased wife by abusing the unwitting girl, who resembles her so Widely seen to have inherited her father s mysticism, Esmeralda becomes the pride and wonder of El Barrio Then, one day, a handsome young man is drawn to her church, to her life, to her love All of the spirits, the muses, nature itself, have conspired to bring together the now inseparable pair Neither the violence of her libidinous father nor the financial resources of Juan s parents can tear the two asunder in this marvelous satire of magic realism and the literature of exile and immigration.
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    • Lyzette says:

      I read this book to get insight on "old cuba" but found a twisted tale of incest approved by the lead character. This book disgusted me to till the end.

    • Alej says:

      It wasn't the incest that got me. It wasn't the sexual assault storyline, nor the murder and cannibalisation of a young boy. Nope. I fully anticipated all of this having been familiar with the absurd and grotesque that often pops up in magical realism.I suppose what made me give this book two stars was my supreme and utter disappointment. I found Novas after perusing for queer latin@ writers online. I'm Cuban and while I can devour the likes of Galeano and Márquez, not having a Cuban to tickle [...]

    • Riikka says:

      Tämä kirja tuli luettua jo kesäkussa, unohtui näemmä vain journaloida. Kirja oli ihan mielenkiintoinen. Siinä oli samankaltaista maagiasta realismia kuin esimerkiksi Sadan vuoden yksinäisyydessä, mutta tässä kerronta oli jotenkin karkeampaa. Ehkä hyvä vertauskohta olisi Grimdottirin valosta valoon. Teemoiltaankin kun nämä kirjat ovat varsin lähellä toisiaan. (June 10, 2008)

    • Lauren says:

      Novas weaves together a magical tragic perverted story It is a pretty quick read (about 160 pages), and while I cringed at some of the occurrences because of what I, the reader, knew and the characters were still finding out, it was still a beautiful story.

    • Pam says:

      Bought this used from a bookstore while on Bend, OR. With the 'racey' cover, my friend thought it would be funny to see the expressions of the other travelers if I read it on the plane.

    • Shantel says:

      i really liked this book expect the point where the father had sex with is daughter but it was interesting.

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