Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia audiobook

Of Women and Salt: A Novel

By Gabriela Garcia
Read by Gabriela Garcia  and Frankie Corzo

Macmillan Audio 9781250776686
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This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and Roxane Gay. A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From nineteenth-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

An Indie Next List Selection for April

An Amazon Best Book of the Month Pick

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and Roxane Gay.

A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born

In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.

From nineteenth-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Captures the hope and pain of immigration and the terror of deportation with an unsentimental yet empathetic eye.” New York Times Book Review
“Garcia’s debut novel is…both epic and intimate.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Shines a brilliant light on the broken immigration system and legacy of trauma for the people who endure it.” Ms. Magazine
“Gabriela Garcia captures the lives of Cuban women in a world to which they refuse to surrender and she does so with precision and generosity and beauty.” Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Gabriela Garcia

Author Bio: Gabriela Garcia

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English