How to Leave Hialeah

How to Leave Hialeah

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United in their fierce sense of place and infused with the fading echoes of a lost homeland, the stories in Jennine Cap CrucetOCOs striking debut collection do for Miami what Edward P. Jones does for Washington, D.C., and what James Joyce did for Dublin: they expand our ideas and our expectations of the city by exposing its tough but vulnerable underbelly. CrucetOCOs writing has been shaped by the people and landscapes of South Florida and by the stories of Cuba told by her parents and abuelos. Her own stories are informed by her experiences as a Cuban American woman living within and without her community, ready to leave and ready to return, OC ready to mourn everything.OCO Coming to us from the predominantly Hispanic working-class neighborhoods of Hialeah, the voices of this steamy section of Miami shout out to us from rowdy all-night funerals and kitchens full of plitanos and croquetas and lechn ribs, from domino tables and cigar factories, glitter-purple Buicks and handed-down Mom Rides, private homes of santeras and fights on front lawns. Calling to us from crowded expressways and canals underneath abandoned overpasses shading a cityOCOs secrets, these voices are the heart of Miami, and in this award-winning collection Jennine Cap Crucet makes them sing."show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 186 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • 1587298791
  • 9781587298790

About Jennine Capo Crucet

Jennine Capo Crucet was born to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami. Her writing has appeared in "Ploughshares," the "Southern Review," the "Northwest Review," and other magazines. She is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Scholarship and has been a finalist for the "Missouri Review" Editors' Prize and the University of California, Irvine, Chicano/Latino Literary Prize. A graduate of Cornell University, she currently lives and writes in Los Angeles.show more

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"Jennine Capo Crucet is an electrifying new talent--she's funny, she's smart, and she knows how to tell great stories. I fell in love with this terrific collection from the first paragraph, and I was still smitten on the last page."--Curtis Sittenfeld, author, "American Wife"show more

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