King of Cuba

King of Cuba

A Novel

Book - 2013 | First Scribner hardcover edition
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"El Comandante, an aging dictator, shambles about his mansion in Havana, visits a dying friend, tortures hunger strikers in one of his prisons, and grapples with the stale end of his life that is as devoid of grandeur as his nearly sixty-year old revolution. Across the waters in Florida, Goyo Herrera, a Miami exile in his eighties, plots revenge against his longtime enemy--the very same El Comandante-- whom he blames for stealing his beloved, ruining his homeland, and taking his father's life. Herrera would gladly 'wear chains on his ankles, chisel stones for his remaining days, even become a goddamn Democrat for the gratification of personally expediting the tyrant's journey back to the Devil, with whom he'd obviously made a pact.'" -- From book jacket
A Fidel Castro-like octogenarian Cuban exile obsessively seeks revenge against the dictator.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476714530
1476714533
9781476725666
1476725667
9781476710242
1476710244
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 235 pages ; 22 cm

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Oct 01, 2013

An octogenarian Cuban exile obsessively seeks revenge against the Fidel Castro like dictator of Cuba... más bien...

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mathmami Jun 21, 2014

aging cuban exile & fidel castro

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