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The Resource The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba, Julia Cooke

The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba, Julia Cooke

Label
The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba
Title
The other side of paradise
Title remainder
life in the new Cuba
Statement of responsibility
Julia Cooke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--Publisher information
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1799.H35
LC item number
C66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba, Julia Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-236)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Storm -- Under the table -- Just hair -- Amigos -- Like the stars -- Tarzans and circus clowns -- Special periods -- The revolution will not be televised -- Leavers -- Next year in Havana -- Epilogue
Control code
869458323
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781580055314
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013044413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869458323
Label
The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba, Julia Cooke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-236)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Storm -- Under the table -- Just hair -- Amigos -- Like the stars -- Tarzans and circus clowns -- Special periods -- The revolution will not be televised -- Leavers -- Next year in Havana -- Epilogue
Control code
869458323
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781580055314
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013044413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869458323

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