I Gave You All I Had by Zoe Valdes

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I Gave You All I Had gives us Cuca Martinez, the youngest child in a brood of five born in pre-revoltionary Cuba.This wonderfully lyrical novel sings Cuca's life-sing from childhood through motherhood as she fights to survive and be happy in a world oh which fortune has consistently failed to smile.While Cuca waits for the return of her true love from America, Cuba slowly descends into a repressive slumber, in which Cuca and her friends pass the time by remembering, loving and talking.I Gave You All I Had is an outrageously funny, erotically charged, and daring novel.
 

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Novelist and poet ZoE ValdEs was born in Cuba in 1959. H Novelist and poet ZoE ValdEs was born in Cuba in 1959. Her two earlier novels, "Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada" aner two earlier novels, "Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada" and "I Gave You All I Had, " have also appeared in English trad "I Gave You All I Had, " have also appeared in English translation. ZoE ValdEs lives in Paris with her daughter. nslation. ZoE ValdEs lives in Paris with her daughter. Benabid grew up in Tangier, Morocco, and now lives in the United States, where she is a translator.
 
Published November 15, 2000 by Arcade Publishing. 242 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Winsome 16-year-old Cuca Martinez, the heroine of this exuberant Cuban anti-romance, is newly arrived in 1950s Havana from the Cuban countryside, working as a tenement housemaid. When her roommates, g

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Winsome 16-year-old Cuca Martinez, the heroine of this exuberant Cuban anti-romance, is newly arrived in 1950s Havana from the Cuban countryside, working as a tenement housemaid.

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