Welcome to the Oasis and Other Stories
Publication Date: March 31,1992
The novella and five stories center on life in the United States as seen through the eyes of a recent arrival from the Mariel boatlift.
Named to The New York Public Library’s Book for the Teen Age 1992
“A tightly controlled but affecting exploration of fundamental tensions in a community for whom Suárez is becoming an eloquent and promising voice.”
VIRGIL SUÁREZ is the highly praised author of numerous works about the Cuban-American experience. They are: Infinite Refuge (2002), The Cutter (1998), Spared Angola: Memoirs of a Cuban-American Childhood (1997), Going Under (1996), Havana Thursdays (1995), Welcome to the Oasis and Other Stories (1992) and Latin Jazz (1989). He is the co-editor of the best-selling anthology, Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction (Harperperennial Library, 1992), the first anthology of Cuban-American writers, Little Havana Blues (Arte Público Press, 1996), and a collection of contemporary Latino poetry, Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets (Persea Books, 2000). He is a professor of creative writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee.