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Learning to Die in Miami - Confessions of a Refugee Boy

Carlos Eire

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

11h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:45


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:21