In the Republic of Longing
Author: Virgil Suárez
Publisher: Bilingual Press (1999)
In The Republic of Longing brings to life, through memories of Virgil Suárez's childhood in Cuba and the United States, an imaginary country in which the reader experiences the logic and pathos of childhood along with the tragedies and politics of the adult world. The poems depict exile, immigration, and assimilation in a way that is easily accessible yet resonant with meaning and emotion.