Thirteen Tangos for Stravinsky
A Memoir

Alvaro Cardona-Hine

ISBN 1-890932-07-8
144 pages,





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Los Angeles of the 1940's is the setting for this vivid coming of age memoir. Cardona-Hine arrives with his family from Costa Rica just prior to World War Two, more explorer than immigrant.


We can now add Thirteen Tangos for Stravinsky to the list of impressive autobiographical sketches of growing up Hispanic in the United States. ‹ John J. Hassett, Latin American Studies, Swarthmore College

A vibrant as well as lyrical memoir shaped by an exquisite language and a wise heart. ‹Marjorie Agosín, author of Dear Anne Frank

a gem of artistic precision ‹Weekly alibi

not a look backward but a magical invoking of a time and place in the presence of its absence. ‹The Arizona Republic


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