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Ruins

Obejas, Achy

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ruins
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When the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, Usnavy was just a young man and eagerly signed on for all of its promises. But as the years passed, the sacrifices outweighed the glories and he has now become increasingly isolated in his revolutionary zeal. Things seem to brighten up when he stumbles upon what may or may not be a priceless Tiffany lamp that reveals a family secret. But now Usnavy is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Revolution that has shaped his entire life.
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, 2009
ISBN: 1933354690
9781933354699
Branch Call Number: FICTION OBEJAS 2009
Characteristics: 205 p. ;,21 cm

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April: A beautifully portrait of Havana that captures both the struggles of the 1990s 'special period' and the great beauty to be discovered in the ruins.

A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. A vivid look at life in Cuba in the 1990s following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. A vivid look at life in Cuba in the 1990s following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Comment by: multcolib_darceem Apr 16, 2014

A fantastic story that doubles as a vivid portrait of life in Havana during the height of the 'Special Period'. Beautifully written and completely riveting.

A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution. A vivid look at life in Cuba in the 1990s following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


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Apr 16, 2014
  • multcolib_darceem rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fantastic story that doubles as a vivid portrait of life in Havana during the height of the 'Special Period'. Beautifully written and completely riveting.

Aug 18, 2011
  • aKOKO rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It's a great story of a man coming to terms with holding on to his ideals and facing reality. There's also a little family mystery mixed in there for good measure.

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