Rachel Kushner

Telex from Cuba - Audiobook

Narrator: Rachel Kushner
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<p><strong>Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction</strong></p> <p><strong>The debut novel by <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called “shimmering” (<em>The New Yorker</em>), “multilayered and absorbing” (<em>The New York Times Book Review</em>), and “gorgeously written” (<em>Kirkus Reviews</em>).</strong></p> <p>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 dreamworld, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them—the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence.</p> <p>In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazi&egrave;re, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Ra&uacute;l Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane plantation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of &quot;yanqui&quot; revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come.</p> <p>Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.</p>

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Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

The debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called “shimmering” (The New Yorker), “multilayered and absorbing” (The New York Times Book Review), and “gorgeously written” (Kirkus Reviews).

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 dreamworld, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the 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 cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazière, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raúl 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. Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come.

Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

Telex from Cuba - Audiobook

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MP3
Digital File Size
355 MB
Recording Time
12 hours 55 min
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Narrator
Rachel Kushner
Language
en
Publisher
Kobo
Author
Rachel Kushner
ISBN-13
9781508294368
ISBN-10
1508294364

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