My RevolutionBook - 2010
Seventeen-year-old Sonia, a medical student with dreams of becoming a modernist painter, is caught up in Fidel Castro’s revolution from the moment it captures Havana on New Year’s Eve 1958. While her eccentric mother hatches an increasingly desperate series of plans to flee Cuba, Sonia joins the militia and volunteers as a medic at the Bay of Pigs — where she encounters her mortally wounded high school sweetheart as an enemy fighter, then is arrested and tortured for treating another CIA-trained brigadier. Scarred, yet clinging to her revolutionary ideals, she seeks fulfillment in an artists’ collective, only to be further disillusioned by increasing repression under Castro. Finally, she flees to America where she has been a painter and influential arts activist.
Baker & Taylor
Believing in the promises of the Cuban Revolution, Sonya joins Castro's militia and becomes a medic, only to find herself imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades and later realizing that none of her efforts fall in line with Castro's regime.
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TacoAdvocate Feb 03, 2018
So, wow. I loved this book. I came into the book knowing very little about the subject. I knew of Cuba and Fidel, et cetera, but not much beyond the surface. This book is a real life account from the perspective of someone who took part in the revolution. The dialogue and story telling may not be... Read More »