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Author Cooke, Julia, author.

Title The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba / Julia Cooke.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  972.91 COO    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  972.91 COO    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  972.91 COO    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  972.9123 COO    AVAILABLE
Description 236 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [234]-236).
Summary "Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana--one that she found populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite, Santería trainees, pregnant prostitutes, and more. Combining intimate storytelling with in-depth reportage, The Other Side of Paradise weaves together stories of the Cubans whom Cooke encountered, providing a vivid and unprecedented look into the daily lives and future prospects of young people in Cuba today. From ambitious Lucía, a recent university graduate with an acerbic sense of humor and plans to leave Cuba for the first country to give her a visa, if she can just get the roadblocks out of the way--to a crew of mohawk-wearing teenage anarchists who toss bricks at police cars and cite lyrics by The Clash (but don't know the lead singer's name), the characters of The Other Side of Paradise paint a captivating portrait of Cuban culture and the emerging legacy of Fidel Castro's failed promises. Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise is sure to linger in readers' minds long after they've finished reading"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Castro, Fidel, 1926- -- Influence.
Social change -- Cuba -- Havana -- History -- 21st century.
Young adults -- Cuba -- Havana -- Biography.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Literary.
Havana (Cuba) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Havana (Cuba) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Havana (Cuba) -- Biography.
Cuba -- History -- 1990- -- Biography.
Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1990-
ISBN 9781580055314 paperback
1580055311 paperback

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