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If you are looking for a book on the Cuban Revolution that goes beyond the myths of Fidel Castro, this is a good place to start. Sweig looks at the key roles that.
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12 Books that Illuminate the Beautiful and Complex History of Cuba
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In his constant search for literary gems, he stumbles across the decaying mansion of a wealthy Cuban who fled the country after the revolution. Inside, Conde discovers a library containing a treasure trove of antique books — watched over by a half-starved brother and sister. One of the dusty volumes yields up a newspaper cutting about a beautiful bolero singer who disappeared 50 years ago. Conde becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. Are the two events linked across the decades? Padura vividly evokes the glamour and sleaze of the 50s under Batista — when Havana was a mafia-run playground for rich Americans — and the hardships of daily life in post-Soviet Cuba.
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