Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Carlos Eire
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It is appropriate that Chapter 13 is a chapter about luck, but Eire does not want to talk about his own luck, for that might bring bad luck. In this chapter, he talks about the luck of his ancestors. He chooses thirteen items to talk about. For example, his great-great grandmother was chased out of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, fled to Cuba and lost everything. This woman arrived in Cuba and married a Spanish army officer who had been fighting against the Mexicans for 10 years. Captain Nieto was given some land in Cuba, so he decided to stay, and the two of them raised a family of army officers. One of the sons was Carlos' grandfather, Amado, who met his wife while watching her house burn down. This house belonged to his wife's father, who had won the top prize in the Spanish lottery three times. Amado...

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