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The Blood-Jet Writing Hour hosted by Cristina Garcia

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Join Rachelle Cruz as she talks to Cristina Garcia author of The Lesser Tragedy of Death http://www.akashicbooks.com/lessertragedy.htm Author of Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, and ¡Cubanísmo!, an anthology of contemporary Cuban literature, Cristina García explores Cuban identity by confronting her own experience of displacement and loss of cultural memory. “At any given time, there are three realities competing for my attention: the everyday life with my daughter, the life of what I’m reading, and the life of what I’m writing. If I weren’t a writer, I’d be diagnosed with multiple personality disorder!” In 1961, in the wake of Castro’s rise to power, García, then two, immigrated with her family to New York City where they lived in ethnically diverse neighborhoods with few Cubans or other Latinos.