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Goodbye, My Havana: The Life and Times of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba

Goodbye, My Havana: The Life and Times of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba

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An eyewitness account of idealism, self-discovery, and loss under one of the twentieth-century's most repressive political regimes

Set against a backdrop of world-changing events during the headiest years of the Cuban Revolution, Goodbye, My Havana follows young Connie Veltfort as her once relatively privileged life among a community of anti-imperialist expatriates turns to progressive disillusionment and heartbreak. The consolidation of Castro's position brings violence, cruelty, and betrayal to Connie's doorstep. And the crackdown that ultimately forces her family and others to flee for their lives includes homosexuals among its targets--Connie's coming-of-age story is one also about the dangers of coming out. Looking back with a mixture of hardheaded clarity and tenderness at her alter ego and a forgotten era, with this gripping graphic memoir Anna Veltfort takes leave of the past even as she brings neglected moments of the Cold War into the present.

Author: Anna Veltfort
Publisher: Redwood Press
Published: 10/08/2019
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781503610491
Age Range: 14-17

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 08/26/2019
Booklist 09/15/2019 pg. 41

About the Author
Anna Veltfort is a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in New York.

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