Dancing with Mao and Miguelby Kitty Kroger
It's the mid-1970s. Jenny Apple has left the Sixties behind in order to become a revolutionary. But lately she finds herself full of doubts about the potential for radical social change in the U.S. In addition, she feels detached from her comrades in the struggle and has grown weary of organizing in New Jersey factories. When she meets a new worker, Miguel, a veteran of the 1965 revolution in the Dominican Republic, she is instantly captivated by his past and terrified by her attraction to him. As Jenny is drawn closer to Miguel, she attempts to surmount her longtime fears of intimacy. Just when it appears that she's succeeding, she's hurled into circumstances that threaten to devastate her.
Dancing with Mao and Miguel is the riveting tale of a young woman's struggle to discover her own path in the face of personal betrayal and political dogmatism.
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I had an enjoyable and provocative time reading Dancing with Mao and Miguel. It made me relive my own brief college flirtation with becoming a socialist revolutionary. It made me think about the similarities of the protests and social justice issues/changes of the 1960’s & 1970’s with the Occupy Movement of today. Read it and learn and laugh. Maybe reminisce if you are old enough.