Ruins

Ruins

eBook - 2011
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"A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. Usnavy has always been a true believer. When the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, he was just a young man and eagerly signed on for all of its promises. But as the years have passed, the sacrifices have outweighed the glories and he's become increasingly isolated in his revolutionary zeal. His friends openly mock him, his wife dreams of owning a car totally outside their reach, and his beloved fourteen-year-old daughter haunts the coast of Havana, staring north. In the summer of 1994, a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the government allows Cubans to leave at will and on whatever will float. More than 100,000 flee-including Usnavy's best friend. Things seem to brighten when he stumbles across what may or may not be a priceless Tiffany lamp that reveals a lost family secret and fuels his long repressed feelings ... But now Usnavy is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Revolution that has shaped his entire life."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, USA : Akashic Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781936070138
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (250 pages)
Additional Contributors: enki Library (Online service)

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multcolib_darceem Apr 16, 2014

A fantastic story that doubles as a vivid portrait of life in Havana during the height of the 'Special Period'. Beautifully written and completely riveting.

aKOKO Aug 18, 2011

I loved this book! It's a great story of a man coming to terms with holding on to his ideals and facing reality. There's also a little family mystery mixed in there for good measure.

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