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  • Telex from Cuba: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rachel Kushner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    Rachel Kushner's mother grew up in Cuba in the 1950s, in the United Fruit Company enclave where Telex from Cuba takes place. Calling on a rich trove of family letters, photos, meticulously kept journals, and historical research, Kushner sets free her brilliant imagination in this profoundly resonant story of a world that was paradise for a time and for a few.

    Magin La Grave says: "Nostalgic and great history"
    "Some unnecessary characters..."
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book when the author stuck to the politics and life in pre-Castro Cuba. However, when she went off track with characters (Rachael K in particular) that really added nothing to the story, it got really boring.

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