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King of Cuba : a novel

Author: Cristina García
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A Fidel Castro-like octogenarian Cuban exile obsessively seeks revenge against the dictator.
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina García
ISBN: 9781476710242 1476710244 9781476725666 1476725667 9781476714530 1476714533
OCLC Number: 800031947
Description: 235 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Cristina García.

Abstract:

A Fidel Castro-like octogenarian Cuban exile obsessively seeks revenge against the dictator.

"El Comandante, an aging dictator, shambles about his mansion in Havana, visits a dying friend, tortures hunger strikers in one of his prisons, and grapples with the stale end of his life that is as devoid of grandeur as his nearly sixty-year old revolution. Across the waters in Florida, Goyo Herrera, a Miami exile in his eighties, plots revenge against his longtime enemy--the very same El Comandante-- whom he blames for stealing his beloved, ruining his homeland, and taking his father's life. Herrera would gladly 'wear chains on his ankles, chisel stones for his remaining days, even become a goddamn Democrat for the gratification of personally expediting the tyrant's journey back to the Devil, with whom he'd obviously made a pact.'" -- From book jacket

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