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Surname 1Name:Institution:Course:Date:How Lourdes Puente Experiences Exile from Cuba to United StatesDreaming in Cuban is Christina Garcias first novel and a one time National Book Awardfinalist. The books story moves between two countries; Cuba and United States while featuringthree generations of one family. The storyline has particularly placed immense focus on theWomen-Celia and her daughters, Felicia, Lourdes and her daughter Pilar. Garcia has effectivelyused this characters in building and conveying the novels major themes of political diversity,family relationships and exile (Davis 26). The discussion below, however, focuses on LourdesPuente and how she experiences exile from Cuba to the United States.Puente is the eldest daughter of Celia and the mother of Pilar. The theme of exile comesin different forms. Lourdes and her daughter Pilar goes through significant political exile as wellas experiences a sense of wandering and homelessness at a familial and personal level. Thewhole theme of exile follows the Cuban Revolution. Eleven days following this revolution,Lourdes delivers her daughter Pilar and they are both forced to flee to exile in the Unit

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