Telex from Cuba Paperback Jun 2 2009 By Rachel Kushner
This is the New York Times bestselling debut novel by the author of the Folio Prize shortlisted The Flamethrowers. It is a New York Times bestseller. It is the finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. Fidel and Raul Castro are in the hills, descending only to burn sugarcane plantations and recruit rebels. Rachel K is in Havana's Cabaret Tokio, entangled with a French agitator trying to escape his shameful past. Everly and K.C. are growing up in the dying days of a crumbling US colony, about to discover the cruelty and violence that have created their childhood idyll.