Empress of the Splendid Season Summary
Oscar Hijuelos

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Empress of the Splendid Season Summary

Lydia Espana represents the common immigrant who comes to America with dreams fertilized by a healthy dose of Hollywood fare. As a young girl in Cuba she meets Errol Flynn and she imagines that in America, the land of the movies themselves, she can meet many more famous people, and among them, she would have her place.

It is these unreasonable dreams along with her meager inheritance that are the first to go when...

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