"Yo sueño con los ojos/Abiertos, y de día/ y noche--siempre sueño." --José Martí



2015, Europa Editions

"This is a major, uniquely powerful, and startlingly beautiful novel that should bring Acevedo’s name to the top echelon of this generation’s writers."--Booklist, starred review

"...irresistible moments of rebellion and bravery define this tale."--Kirkus, starred review

Acevedo's heartbreaking and humane novel comes to a memorable conclusion."--Publishers Weekly

"The Distant Marvels" is a compelling, gorgeously-written epic about Cuban women as fierce as the storms and the hardships they endure. Every scene, every detail, every utterance and intimacy feels richly, enchantingly true. --Cristina Garcia (author of Dreaming in Cuban and The King of Cuba)

"Chantel Acevedo brilliantly conveys the dual nature of the stories we tell ourselves, which achieve grace and transformation through tempestuous churning. The Distant Marvels, like love itself, is both storm and shelter at once. -- Justin Torres (author of We the Animals)

"In a deep recession of inspired storytelling, Chantel Acevedo’s The Distant Marvels explores the rich tapestry of revolutionary Cuba from José Marti’s time to Castro’s.  Here is a generous slice of Cuba’s national epic, delivered by a mesmerizing tale-spinner."--Madison Smartt Bell (author of All Souls' Rising)

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