Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy (Compact Disc)

Confessions of a Refugee Boy

By Carlos Eire, Robert Fass (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781400149513

Publication Date: November 4, 2010

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Description

Carlos Eire's story of a boyhood uprooted by the Cuban Revolution quickly lures us in, as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother Tony touch down in the sun-dappled Miami of 1962-a place of daunting abundance where his old Cuban self must die to make way for a new, American self waiting to be born. In this enchanting new work, narrated in Eire's inimitable and lyrical voice, young Carlos adjusts to life in his new country. He lives for a time in a Dickensian foster home, struggles to learn English, attends American schools, and confronts the age-old immigrant's plight: surrounded by the bounty of this rich land yet unable to partake. Carlos must learn to balance the divide between his past and present lives and find his way in this strange new world of gas stations, vending machines, and sprinkler systems. Every bit as poignant, bittersweet, and humorous as his first memoir, Learning to Die in Miami is a moving personal saga, an elegy for a lost childhood and a vanished country, and a celebration of the spirit of renewal that America represents.


About the Author

Born in Havana in 1950, Carlos Eire left his homeland in 1962, one of fourteen thousand unaccompanied children airlifted out of Cuba by Operation Pedro Pan. He is now the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University.

Winner of the prestigious Audie Award for his recording of "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic" by Gordon S. Wood, veteran actor Robert Fass is a four-time Audie Award nominee with over sixty audiobooks to his credit. He has also earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Francisco Goldman's novel "Say Her Name."


Praise For Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

"Eire...describes the classic American immigrant experience...with a mix of insightful observation, humor, and heartfelt emotion." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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