King of Cuba: A Novel

King of Cuba: A Novel

Cristina Garcia


A “darkly hilarious” (Elle) novel a few fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile passionate about looking revenge via the nationwide publication Award finalist Cristina García, this “clever, well-conceived twin portrait exhibits what connects and divides Cubans in and out of the island” (Kirkus Reviews).

Vivid and teeming with existence, King of Cuba transports readers to Cuba and Miami, and into the heads of 2 larger-than-life males: a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile enthusiastic about looking revenge opposed to the dictator. García’s masterful twinning of those characters combines with a rabble of alternative Cuban voices to painting the passions and realities of 2 Cubas—on the island and rancid— in a pulsating tale that entertains and illuminates.

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