Broken Paradise: A Novel

Broken Paradise: A Novel

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Cuba, 1956: Cousins Nora and Alicia are accustomed to living among Havana's privileged class - but their lavish dinners, days at the beach, and extravagant dances come to an end after Castro's rise to power. Food becomes scarce, religion is forbidden, and disease runs rampant. Although Alicia stays behind while Nora emigrates to the United States, both of their identities are challenged as they try to adapt to the changes forced upon them. As the situation in Cuba deteriorates, Alicia is beset by bad fortune, while Nora - whose heart is still in Cuba - painfully assimilates into middle-class U.S. culture. Letters between the cousins track their lives until Alicia's situation becomes so difficult that Nora is forced to return and help. But what she finds in Cuba is like nothing she ever imagined.

ISBN: 9781416550396

Published Date: January 1, 2008

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Language: English

Page Count: 340

Size: 8.27" l x 5.28" w x 1.02" h