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February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Luis Santeiro


February 2, 2018
8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


“A Time magazine cover story once called my great-grandfather, who was president of Cuba from 1925 to 1933, the Mussolini of the Caribbean. My mother worshiped him, and believed that he was the president who did the most for our island. My search for an objective viewpoint was to be compounded by another event. In October of 1960, in a televised speech, Fidel Castro declared himself a Marxist-Leninist. Overnight, my parents’ world came to an end. Yet, soon after going into exile, I began to encounter the ongoing romance that so any people had with Castro’s revolution, which implied that people like us had merely gotten what we deserved. My memoir is a journey through the lives of family members I loved, who happened to face one of the frequent upheavals that history throws in our way. The book is also my own attempt to understand what truly helps us to endure.” Luis Santeiro