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Author Name:    FURLONG-RIESGO, Melanie.

Title:   Last Honest Man in Havana. Paperback.

Publisher:    CreateSpace, Charleston, SC, 2015, ISBN:9781508908098 

Seller ID:   111135

FURLONG-RIESGO, Melanie. The Last Honest Man in Havana. (Charleston, SC) : [CreateSpace], (2015). Pp. (2),3-204,(4). 8vo, illustrated blue card coverswith white, black and yellow lettering to front cover, dark blue and black lettering to spine. A novel by the Nova Scotian author. "It is 1988 and Ra fael Aviles, an engineer at the Cuban Mint in Havana, is a young, earnest Communist Party member living with his ambitious wife, Elena. When Rafael isdrafted to the war in Angola, just as he is about to become a father, he t akes a risk to escape the military—convinced he is doing what's best for his country. As Communist countries around the world begin to see change, Cuba enters its dire Special Period and Rafael's family does what it can to survive. Rafael becomes disenchanted at work and, after a disastrous meeting with Fidel Castro, questions his Party ideals. Finally, he's convinced to do everything in his power to leave the island and improve his family's future. This is at once a love story—for family and country—as well as a portrait of Havana during this tumultuous time." - from the rear cover. Very good. 10.00


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