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Set amidst the turmoil of the Castro revolution, my book paints an intimate and honest portrait of a boy determined to stay true to himself as he searches for happiness against all odds. 

 

Encompassing four generations, this semi-autographical tale recounts the journey of a gay youth raised in a culture steeped in secrets, a world were neglect and mental illness were never acknowledged or discussed.

 

Told in a series of first-person vignettes, the story covers a wide swath of the Cuban landscape and its people, taking the reader from the lush greens and fertile soils of the countryside to the dark underbelly of a Havana as full of depravity as it is neon lights.

 

The governing theme of the novel, the strength of the human heart, propels the main character forward in his exile to Spain and into a journey of promise, redemption, and love.