The Death of Fidel Pérez

The Death of Fidel Pérez

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On July 26, 2003, the 50th anniversary of the Moncada Army Barracks raid that sparked the Cuban revolution, something unexpected happens. When Fidel Pérez and his brother accidentally tumble to their deaths from their Havana balcony, the neighbors' outcry, "Fidel has fallen!" is misinterpreted by those who hear it. That wishful mistake quickly ripples outward on the running cries of the people, and it gloriously reawakens a suppressed city. Three Habaneros in particular are affected by the news: an elderly street visionary named Saturnina, the remorseful Professor Pedro Valle, and his impressionable firebrand of a student, Camilo. All three are haunted by the past and now, once again, are made to confront a new future, perhaps another revolution. Their stories--so real, distressing and insuppressible--are beautifully braided into new hope as they converge in the frantic crowd that gathers in La Plaza de la Revolución.
Publisher: [Lakewood, CO] : Unbridled Books, c2013
[Lakewood, CO] : Unbridled Books, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781609530952
Branch Call Number: FICTION HUERGO
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 22 cm


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Jul 10, 2013

The story is poetic and full of magical realism. The main characters are likable and through their struggles they bring to focus what has happened in Cuba. The book was a little bit difficult to read, but left a flavor and hope of the past and contemporary Cuba with me.


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