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Author Obejas, Achy, 1956-

Title Ruins / Achy Obejas
Published New York : Akashic Books, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (205 pages)
Series Listen Alaska
Summary "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
Subject Families -- Cuba -- Fiction
Marginality, Social -- Cuba -- Fiction
Revolutionaries -- Cuba -- Fiction
Emotions -- Fiction
FICTION -- General.
Marginality, Social.
Cuba -- History -- 1959-1990 -- Fiction
Genre/Form Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1936070138