Anna In The Tropics
  • Anna In The Tropics
  • Anna In The Tropics
ISBN: 1559362324
EAN13: 9781559362320
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2003
Pages: 84
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 8.3" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

. . . there are many kinds of light.
The light of fires. The light of stars.
The light that reflects off rivers.
Light that penetrates through cracks.
Then there's the type of light that reflects off the skin.

--Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics

This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of Depression-era America. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new lector (who reads Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a Cuban-American family. Cruz celebrates the search for identity in a new land.

Reviews:
The words of Nilo Cruz waft from the stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in both specific place and time . . . and in timeless passions that touch us all. In Anna in the Tropics, Cruz claims his place as a storyteller of intricate craftsmanship and poetic power.--Miami Herald

Deeply engrossing. -Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

Earnestly poetic.Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters. Anna in the Tropics reaches for the artistic heavens -- specifically, that corner of Read More chevron_right

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