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The Resource Telex from Cuba

Telex from Cuba

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Telex from Cuba
Title
Telex from Cuba
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Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction The debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called "shimmering" (The New Yorker), "multilayered and absorbing" (The New York Times Book Review), and "gorgeously written" (Kirkus Reviews).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. Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place
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Kushner, Rachel
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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Telex from Cuba
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OVERDRIVE:ffc6f300-716e-464e-a08c-a3f2af17cd58
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781416561149
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optical disk
Label
Telex from Cuba
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ffc6f300-716e-464e-a08c-a3f2af17cd58
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781416561149
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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