An Exile Revisits Cuba

A Memoir of Humility

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About the Book

In the summer of 2012, the author returned to his native Cuba to retrieve his birth certificate after an absence of 50 years (for the first 24 of which he lived in the United States). This memoir of his journey of personal and political discovery illuminates how the two countries—90 miles apart yet opposites on the political spectrum—have both lost their way in the misguided pursuit of their divergent ideologies. The author presents a candid view of the revolution and U.S.–Cuban relations through conversations with everyday Havanans.

About the Author(s)

Gabriel Ness is a Cuban exile to the United States now living in Costa Rica. As a linguist and teacher of language and expository writing he has lived and worked in many countries including Mexico, Spain, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

Bibliographic Details

Gabriel Ness
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 184
Bibliographic Info: 27 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6525-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2460-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments viii

Preface 1

Day One 11

Day Two 22

Day Three 40

Day Four 59

Day Five 69

Day Six 95

Day Seven 119

Day Eight 130

Day Nine 138

Day Ten 149

Epilogue 159

Notes 167

Bibliography 169

Index 171