Christina García’s Dreaming in Cuban examines the lives of a dysfunctional Cuban family separated by generations and geographic locations. The tensions that hamper the relationships between relatives, as well as their own interpersonal reflections, vary across location and culture. These tensions—politics, region, immigrant status, and generation—impact the mental health of each character, and ultimately their futures and their fates. Different contexts enable readers to see why various family members deal with their traumas and emotions in different, often harmful, ways.
Duncan, E’vaan, "Cultural Effects on Mental Health in Dreaming in Cuban Christina" (2018). Undergraduate Research Awards. 39.