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The Resource Telex from Cuba : a novel, Rachel Kushner

Telex from Cuba : a novel, Rachel Kushner

Label
Telex from Cuba : a novel
Title
Telex from Cuba
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Kushner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rachel Kushner has written a riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro's revolution - a place that was a paradise for a time and for a few. The first novel to tell the story of the Americans who were driven out in 1958, this is a masterful debut." "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 Maziere, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raul 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. 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, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place."--Jacket
Summary
Coming of age in mid-1950s Cuba where the local sugar and nickel production are controlled by American interests, Everly Lederer and KC Stites observe the indulgences and betrayals of the adult world and are swept up by the revolt led by Fidel and Raul Castro
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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253603
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kushner, Rachel
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Cuba
  • Americans
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
Label
Telex from Cuba : a novel, Rachel Kushner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn175289956
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781416561040
Lccn
2007042893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)175289956
Label
Telex from Cuba : a novel, Rachel Kushner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn175289956
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781416561040
Lccn
2007042893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)175289956

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