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

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