Telex from Cuba

Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner

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RACHEL KUSHNER HAS WRITTEN AN ASTONISHINGLY wise, ambitious, and riveting novel set in the American community in Cuba during the years leading up to Castro`s revolution a place that was a paradise for a time and for a few. The first Novel to tell the story of the Americans who were driven out in 1958, this is a masterful debut.

Young Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child`s dream-world, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of grown-ups around them the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence.

In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a caberet dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazire, whose seductive demeanor can`t mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raul Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane plantation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of "yanqui" revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. If their parents manage to remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come.

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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Rachel Kushner (born 1968) is an American writer, known for her novels Telex from Cuba (2008) and The Flamethrowers (2013). She lives in Los Angeles. One of her influences is the American novelist Don DeLillo. Rachel Kushner`s new novel, The Mars Room , will be published on May 1st, 2018.

Kushner is also the author of The Flamethrowers , which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Five Novel of 2013.

Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba , was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. A collection of her early work, The Strange Case of Rachel K , was published by New Directions in 2015.

Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker , Harper`s [ / i], and the Paris Review . She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Harold D.

Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters....

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Rachel Kushner (born 1968) is an American writer, known for her novels Telex from Cuba (2008) and The Flamethrowers (2013). She lives in Los Angeles. One of her influences is the American novelist Don DeLillo. Rachel Kushner`s new novel, The Mars Room , will be published on May 1st, 2018. Kushner is also the author of The Flamethrowers , which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Five Novel of 2013. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba , was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. A collection of her early work, The Strange Case of Rachel K , was published by New Directions in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker , Harper`s , and the Paris Review . She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Harold D. Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.