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User Review  - Suzi - Goodreads

After a few chapters, I knew a lot more about dominos... and Tiffany lamps and the hopeless bureaucracy that summons the pace and the place of Havana- I kept reading... and though, having just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meghan Krogh - Goodreads

Achy Obejas is actually best known for translating the Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but she is also a gifted Cubana writer in her own right. About a year ago I read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Merry - Goodreads

Found on Enki, to my surprise. A wonderful, little known writer. Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Van Hof - Goodreads

Excellent provocation through color and feeling and light in the prose of this book. The sense of desperation paired with inspiration was enough to allow the pages to turn themselves. Read full review

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User Review  - Barb Bailey - Goodreads

This book was a very good read. The story tells what it was like to live in Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union. There was great poverty, and after Cuba's revolution too much time had passed for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

They say "It's never as good as the first time." This book is an exception to that rule. The second reading was as wonderful as the first. Read full review

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User Review  - Marisa - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book! I think one of the reasons why I love literature so much is because of the history behind it. History classes can't cover a time in history like a novel can. I was really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

Superb account of daily life in Cuba during the "Special Period." The main character is so skillfully drawn that I soon regarded him as a member of my family. The novel is realistic and sober yet also funny and endearing. I highly recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

I knew nothing about Cuba prior to this book. A friend whose parents came to the US from Cuba recommended it. I enjoyed the cultural and political aspects of it. It was slow at some points. The political undertone was neither pro-democracy or pro-communism, but somewhere in between. Read full review

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User Review  - Pamela - Goodreads

Enjoyed this book thoroughly. Learned a good deal about modern Cuba, and was surprised by much of what I did discover, and chagrined to realize how little I know about the country. I found the ... Read full review


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