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The Other Side of Paradise : Life in the New Cuba
by Julia Cooke


Overview - Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in clich?, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children of the elite, Santer?a trainees, pregnant prostitutes, university graduates planning to leave for the first country that will give them a visa.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in clich?, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children of the elite, Santer?a trainees, pregnant prostitutes, university graduates planning to leave for the first country that will give them a visa.

This last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro animate life in a waning era of political stagnation as the rest of the world beckons: waiting out storms at rummy hurricane parties and attending raucous drag cabarets, planning ascendant music careers and black-market business ventures, trying to reconcile the undefined future with the urgent today.
Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580055314
  • ISBN-10: 1580055311
  • Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 236
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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