Island Of Memory: Growing Up in Cuba Before the Revolution

$15.95 / Perfectbound

ISBN: 9781457534508
168 pages

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This warm, sometimes funny, and deeply emotional memoir tells what it was like growing up more than half a century ago in pre-Castro Cuba. Roberto López recounts a very personal story of family, school experiences, and friendships. He relates what it was like to be Cuban and what Cuba—in those days—looked and felt like: the streets of old Havana and his lively neighborhood where streetcars were so crowded passengers might have to climb on top, where peddlers plied everything from fish to sweets, and where men gathered in the bodegas to play dice on shiny mahogany counters while drinking beer or downing cup after cup of hot, black, sweet, and wickedly strong coffee. 






About Roberto Diego Lopez with Virginia Croft Lopez