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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Achy Obejas Narrator: Ruth Oakes Publisher: Biagi Rights Management Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Memory Mambo describes the life of Juani Casas, a 25-year-old Cuban-born American lesbian who manages her family's laundromat in Chicago while trying to cope with family, work, love, sex, and the weirdness of North American culture.

Achy Obejas's writing is sharp and mordantly funny. She understands perfectly how the romance of exile - from a homeland as well as from heterosexuality - and the mundane reality of everyday life balance each other. Memory Mambo is ultimately very moving in its depiction of what it means to find a new and finally safe sense of home.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sara | 12/11/2013

    " though both of obejas's novels deal with very complicated characters with sometimes paradoxical desires and with the elusive lure of memories, i think "memory mambo" is a bit stronger because of the tangled relationship of the main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 11/27/2013

    " A compelling story about a Cuban-American family, but the narrator's (Ruth Oakes) fast reading and lack of inflection seriously detracted from it. Better to read the print version yourself than listen to this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 11/15/2013

    " Great book. Really intense at times, but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tara | 10/16/2013

    " about a cuban lesbian living in chicago, about adjusting to american culture, being a lesbian, exile, cuba . . . i read it in high school and really really liked it, a lot of strange events (at one point there is a biting of a boob in anger) great stories about life in cuba. "

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