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Cuba on the verge: 12 writers on continuity and change in Havana and across the country
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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].
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xi, 286 pages ; 22 cm
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Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society’s profound transformation—from inside and out

Change looms in Cuba.

Just ninety miles from United States shores yet inaccessible to most Americans until recently, Cuba fascinates as much as it confounds. Images of the Buena Vista Social Club, wild nights at the Tropicana, classic cars, and bearded rebels clinching cigars only scrape the surface of Cuba’s complex history and legacy. As the US and Cuba move toward the normalization of diplomatic relations after an epic fifty-six-year standoff, we find ourselves face-to-face with one of the few places in the world that has been off limits to most Americans. We know that Cuba is changing, but from what and into what? And what does this change mean for the Cuban people as well as for the rest of the world?

Standing on both sides of the divide, twelve of our most celebrated writers investigate this period of momentous transition in Cuba on the Verge. These essays span the spectrum, from Carlos Manuel Álvarez’s story of being among the last generation of Cubans to be raised under Fidel Castro to Patricia Engel’s look at how Cuba’s capital has changed through her years of riding across it with her taxi driver friend; from The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson (who traveled with President Obama on the first trip to Cuba by an American president since the twenties) on being a foreigner in Cuba during the Special Period to Francisco Goldman on the Tropicana, then and now, to Leonardo Padura on the religion that is Cuban baseball. 

Cuba on the Verge is the definitive account of—and a unique glimpse at—a moment of upheaval and reinvention whose effects promise to reverberate across years and nations.

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Guerriero, L. (2017). Cuba on the verge: 12 writers on continuity and change in Havana and across the country. New York, NY, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Guerriero, Leila, 1967-. 2017. Cuba On the Verge: 12 Writers On Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country. New York, NY, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Guerriero, Leila, 1967-, Cuba On the Verge: 12 Writers On Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country. New York, NY, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Guerriero, Leila. Cuba On the Verge: 12 Writers On Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country. New York, NY, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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