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Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, kCaribbean while I read that and visited Nassau so I felt close to the feeling of an old tropical Caribbean cityI also liked the open ending There s a mystery throughout the book regarding Lorraine s uest and the reader has ample time to make up his own idea about what happened The fact that we never get an answer and neither do the characters allows us toeep our idea and not be disappointed one way or anotherI had a bit of trouble with Lorraine s panic attacks "And Agoraphobia Though They " agoraphobia though They randomly appeared in the beginning of the novel without any
reference to her having suffered any before in her life that doesn t to her having suffered any before in her life that doesn t very realistic to me that all of a sudden in her fifties she starts being agoraphobic especially given what we learn about the reason for these panic attacks in the end Seems to me there should have been context Same with her religious beliefs they seemed to appear when it was convenient they never felt like a large part of her as a characterAll in all an enjoyable read especially on a cruise ship under the hot Caribbean sun. Then twisting together as the action takes them from the narrow passages of the Old City dark with poverty and the mysteries of santeria into the leafy streets of Vedado and the sea breezes Along The Malecón Caught the Malecón Caught in this decaying world the women step into history but also into themselves making priva. Nnot be denied and cannot be sugar coated When life gets tough you ve just got to survive and this is one way of doing soI was still left dissatisfied at the end of the story as its pretty open ended but I did read it right to the end This is about two women in Havana Mathilde a Frenchwoman in her late twenties is there to interview and old revolutionary and Lorraine a middle aged Canadian widow is in Cuba in search of an old friend s lover to settle said old friend s
*will They meet different people in Havana as well as each other and *They meet different people in Havana as well as each other and stories become intermingled There s the relationship between Mathilde and Adamaris a young Cuban woman trying to get money Mathilde and Bailey the revolutionary she s interviewing Lorraine and Almado the young man she s searching for and Lorraine and Hugo who decides to help Lorraine in her missionThe tone of the book is very descriptive sexual and sensual a style I don t particularly like usually but it worked here creating an atmosphere that carried the story very well Maybe it was partly because I was in the. End Mathilde a French journalist is writing about the end of the revolution as seen through The Eyes Of Bailey eyes of Bailey Black Panther and plane hijacker an
exile from the States and from the sixtiesThe two women don't have much in common or from the States and from the sixtiesThe two women don't have much in common or it seemsBut in a single week they find their lives running parallel and. Set in Cuba with very interesting characterization it brought out the best and the worst of a failing economy where normal citizens are so deprived that they resort to every imaginable scam possible to find a buck Alongside that is the story of a rather naive woman trying to find the young lover of a friend OF HERS TO GIVE HIM A LEGACY THAT HAS hers to give him a legacy that has beueathed to himIt was a conflicting story and at times the numerous characters confused me as to what their role in the story was and how it was going to end Two women one is Lorraine seeking the elusive Amado and then there is Mathilde a journalist looking at
The Cuban Revolution Through An Cuban revolution through an American a former Black Panther Since my Backstage knowledge of the Cuban Revolution was scant and even lessnowledgeable about the role of America in the whole scenario I found the historical snippets very good reading and enjoyed this The complications brought about the sordidness of poverty and trying to rook everyone who came within their sphere left me feeling a bit dismayed but that is hard core facts which ca. Cuba's dazzling sun casts the darkest shadowsA Private House Anthony Hyde's brilliant new novel takes us into the lives "of two very different women and to one of the most remarkable cities in the world Havana in the twilight of " two very different women and to one of the most remarkable cities in the world Havana in the twilight of Castro regime Lorraine has come there to honour the dying wish of an old fri.