Telex from Cuba
Publish date: June 2nd 2009
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Cuba in the fifties was a paradise for American expats. For employees of the United Fruit Company and the Nicaro Nickel Company--for the American employees, anyway--there were servants (carefully trained to cook good American food), parties, and private schools. For Cubans, and for the Haitians and ...
This novel is set in Cuba before Castro's revolution. It focuses mainly on the lives of Americans who are exploiting the Cubans through the sugar, nickel and fruit industries. On the positive side, this book reminded me how cut off we are from Cuba and how we really do not learn anything about thi...