Telex from Cuba: A Novel
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Kushner, R. (108). Telex from Cuba: A Novel. Unabridged Tantor Media.

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Kushner, Rachel. 108. Telex From Cuba: A Novel. Tantor Media.

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Kushner, Rachel, Telex From Cuba: A Novel. Tantor Media, 108.

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Kushner, Rachel. Telex From Cuba: A Novel. Unabridged Tantor Media, 108.

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Rachel Kushner's mother grew up in Cuba in the 1950s, in the United Fruit Company enclave where Telex from Cuba takes place. Calling on a rich trove of family letters, photos, meticulously kept journals, and historical research, Kushner sets free her brilliant imagination in this profoundly resonant story of a world that was paradise for a time and for a few.

For half a century, Americans controlled Cuba's sugar and nickel operations---the country's two most lucrative exports. Between the United Fruit Company's 300,000-acre plantation and the nearby Nicaro nickel mines, Americans tended their own fiefdom in Cuba's Oriente Province. Everly Lederer and K. C. Stites come of age in this world. Each has a keen eye for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them. Meanwhile, in faraway Havana, a cabaret dancer and a French agitator with a shameful past become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raúl Castro lead a revolt from the mountains just above the Americans' privileged enclave, torching sugarcane fields and recruiting rebels, K. C. and Everly begin to discover the complexities of class and race and the barely disguised brutality that keeps the colony humming. If their parents seem blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what's to come, as Kushner deftly merges the rural and urban dramas.

At the time, urgent news was conveyed by telex. 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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      • content: Brimming with complex characters and political drama, TELEX FROM CUBA, a 2008 National Book Award Finalist, is a significant audio undertaking. The story explores pre-Castro Cuba from the viewpoints of various characters--from American ex-pat children to their self-involved parents to the central players in the rebellion. Narrator Lloyd James is understated and smoothly professional as he delivers the dense prose. When dialogue emerges, Lloyd doesn't miss a beat in the animation of the characters' voices as he takes on accents and emotions alike with verve. This story is epic in scope, with copious descriptions and a wide range of characters, both fictional and otherwise. TELEX FROM CUBA is best listened to with one's undivided attention in order to appreciate the gorgeous writing and Lloyd's subtle performance. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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        Kushner’s colorful, character-driven debut succinctly captures the essence of life for a gilded circle of American expats in pre-Castro Cuba, chronicling a mélange of philandering spouses, privileged carousers and their rebellious children. K.C. Stites and Everly Lederer are raised among the American industrial strongholds of the United Fruit Company sugar plantation and the Nicaro nickel mines. As adolescents, they are confronted by the complexities of local warfare and backstabbing politics, while their parents remain ignorant of the impending revolution. Meanwhile, in Havana, burlesque dancer Rachel K and her former SS officer companion become entangled in Castro’s revolution. Toward the end of 1957, K.C.’s brother, Del, joins the rebels, and within a month the United Fruit Company’s cane fields are ablaze. Throughout the following year, the attacks on U.S.-operated businesses intensify; political and personal loyalties are shuffled and betrayed; and the violence between the rebels and Batista’s forces escalate. The action, while slowed at times by Kushner’s tendency to revisit plot points from multiple points of view, culminates in a riveting drama. Given the recent Cuba headlines, Kushner’s tale, passionately told and intensively researched, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

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