This is the fascinating true story of four generations of Cuban women whose personal lives are woven with the story of their nation. At its center is Naty, a socialite born in 1925, who becomes intoxicated with Castro and his revolution. Here, published for the first time, are the letters they exchanged while Castro was in jail. Naty raises Castro's unacknowledged daughter, who in turn bears her a granddaughter before immigrating to America to join protests against her father's regime. Naty's mother, an unregenerate reactionary, completes the family picture. Each woman is irrevocably marked with the story of their home island. This is a powerful story of the profound consequences of Cuba's contemporary history for the ordinary lives of its people.
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Wendy Gimbel made many childhood visits to the family of her paternal grandmother in pre-Castro Cuba. She went on to receive a PhD in English literature and author a scholarly book on Edith Wharton. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Mirabella, Nation, and other publications. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband in New York City.
Anna Fields (1965-2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.
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