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"The Light of a Cuban Son is a poignant historical novel about a young man’s turbulent coming-of-age during a time of revolution." –Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Foreword Reviews

“In The Light of a Cuban Son, Lorenzo Chavez expresses the cultural and religious expectations that haunt the sexual awakening most queer individuals must learn to discover on our own before finding true love within ourselves. Chavez is an exciting new voice in our LGBTQ and Latinx literary community.” –Emanuel Xavier, author & activist

"This autobiographical novel is delivered in bite-sized titled chapters that takes the reader somewhere most of us have little first-hand knowledge of -- Mid-century rural Cuba, told from the perspective of a gay man. The book is worth reading for that reason alone, but the language is also fresh and evocative and makes you feel what it would have been like to be there." –Elizabeth Ferris, writer & teacher