Carnival of Memories

    Moving account of one family's quest for freedom, love, and life

    NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /CNW/ -- Meet Lyana Lagos, and follow her as she
describes her life and personal experiences being the daughter of a Dominican
family that escapes one of the bloodiest dictatorships of the 20th century.
    For those seeking an entry into a deeper understanding of the struggles
and triumphs an immigrant family goes through living in America, this book
opens the door.
    Carnival of Memories follows one family's saga inspired by the lifetime
of memories of heroine, Lagos, who gracefully narrates her family's journey
from the Dominican Republic to the streets of New York City. Lagos lets
readers follow along and experience firsthand the struggles of growing up in
between two opposing cultures and wrestling with such famous marks in history
including the Beat Generation, the Flower Power Revolution, and Vietnam War.
    Lyana Lagos regales the reader with a witty chronological mural of the
exciting exploits and loves of her youth while disseminating her life story
with a unique sense of flavor and raw emotion. Lagos narrates through her
first sexual experience, disintegration of her parent's relationship, and
friend's near-death encounter while terminating an unwanted pregnancy with a
sense of reality one cannot fathom from watching present-day realty shows.
Carnival of Memories is a story that no one should go without reading.
    About the Author
    Yocasta Fareri was born in the Dominican Republic. In 1948, her father,
Julian Espinal "Potemkin" was sentenced to thirty years of exile for
denouncing the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, who ruled the Dominican
Republic from 1930 until his assassination in 1961. Fareri fled to New York
City with her mother to take up residence and begin a new life in the U.S.
Presently, Fareri divides her time and residence between New York City and
Switzerland where she works as an international interior designer. Fareri is
accomplished freelance writer, focusing her work on magazine articles in style
and design.  Carnival of Memories is Fareri's first book.
    Carnival of Memories is available at:,, and

    ISBN: 978-0-595-45670-3 -- 6 x 9 -- Paperback -- 276 pages -- $17.95
    ISBN: 978-0-595-89972-2 -- 6 x 9 -- Adobe eBook -- 276 pages -- $6.00
    ISBN: 978-0-595-69638-3 -- 6 x 9 -- Hard Cover -- 276 pages -- $27.95
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