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Telex from Cuba : a novel

Author: Rachel Kushner; Lloyd James; Tantor Media.; Playaway Digital Audio.; Findaway World, LLC.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [released 2009], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording : Fiction   Computer File : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Young Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom, three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child's dream-world, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of grown-ups around them -- the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Kushner; Lloyd James; Tantor Media.; Playaway Digital Audio.; Findaway World, LLC.
ISBN: 9781608125289 1608125289
OCLC Number: 311236170
Notes: Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
"Playaway. Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable."--Container.
Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2008.
"Tantor Audio"--Container.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones and AAA battery.
Performer(s): Read by Lloyd James.
Description: 1 sound media player (13 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Responsibility: Rachel Kushner.

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Young Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom, three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child's dream-world, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of grown-ups around them -- the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence. In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a caberet dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazir̈e, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raúl Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane platation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of "yanqui" revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. If their parents manage to remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come. At the time, urgent news was conveyed by telex. Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

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