My Lost Cuba
You will enjoy this riveting read on Don Miguel and his family’s life during the 1950’s and early 1960’s. It is the last year of Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship, Fidel Castro is waiting in the wings with his revolution. Author and counterrevolutionary Celso Gonzalez-Falla transports us with poignant detail to a Cuba before Castro.
My Lost Cuba
306 pp. East End Press
Gonzlez-Falla creates an interesting cast of characters many based on his own life in Cuba. While telling of Don Miguel and his family he introduces us to an ordinary family living in extraordinary times in their homeland. The family saga pulls us into the most fascinating and transformational time in Cuba’s history.
The author says “I want people to know the true essence of my home country.”
The novel is set against the landscape of rural Cuba and the glamour of Havana. With the central character being the Cuban family as they endure loss and opportunity. The personal stories will engage you and provide you with a first-hand experience of the taste, smells and flavor of Cuba.
The author was born in Havana and earned a degree in Civil Law in 1958. Shortly thereafter he became a counterrevolutionary against Fidel Castro. He survived through much wit and ambition, seeking political asylum in 1961 at the Chilean Embassy, and coming to Texas soon after.