July 2008 Indie Next List
“Set in the last days of Cuba's golden age (at least, for American businessmen), this saga, at once familial and national, chronicles the drama of Castro's coming coup upon a family stuck in the center of an unstoppable storm. Kushner's storytelling -- as detailed as it is colorful; as truthful as it is fictional -- reads like a vast mural in prose, covering the reader's imagination with pages of forceful action and forthright emotion.”
— Steve Shapiro, Rainy Day Books, Fairway, KS
An astonishingly wise, ambitious, and riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading to Castro's revolution, this masterful debut will put Rachel Kushner on the map of American fiction.
About the Author
Rachel Kushner est nee en 1968 en Oregon. En 2008, elle publie son premier roman, "TELEX de Cuba" (Cherche Midi), finaliste pour le National Book Award et le Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Le livre est classe parmi les best-sellers du "New York Times" et remporte le California Book Award. Elle a egalement beneficie d'une bourse Guggenheim en 2013.
Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.
"Lloyd James's spirited reading captures every aspect of Kushner's story; he can easily tug at listeners' heartstrings and guide them on a remarkable journey." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review