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Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
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Telex from Cuba

Saturday May 13, 2017

5700 Bogart St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
US

Phone: 897-8816

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

The Public Library ABQ-BERNCO

Phone: (505)897-8816
Website: Click to Visit

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Discuss the novel by Rachel Kushner following a group of anglo-expatriates living in Cuba during the Cuban revolution.

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 dreamworld, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the 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 cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazière, 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 plantation, 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.  Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come.