Havana Blues

Havana Blues

by David Pereda

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Overview

Published by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS
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The year is 1952.
Ramon Rodriguez's life as a youth in fun-loving Havana is filled with typical and mostly pleasurable activities, concerning girls, sex, education, religion, baseball, parties, and hanging out with friends. The country is enjoying a period of prosperity and happiness under President Carlos Prio Socarras - until General Fulgencio Batista stages a coup that topples the government and Ramon's life is flung into chaos.
In a few short years, the carefree fifties morph into a vicious and repressive dictatorship highlighted by corruption, organized gambling, school closures, student demonstrations, police brutality, and assassinations.
As Ramon experiences his first romantic relationship, graduates from school and struggles to plan for an uncertain future, he is forced to make important decisions that may be dangerous to him, his family, his friends, and his girlfriend - the beautiful Sonia - and could turn deadly.

A provocative, compelling story of old Cuba!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979237932
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2017
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Pereda was born in Havana, Cuba. The award-winning author of seven previous novels, he enjoys crafting political thrillers and edgy mainstream novels with unique characters placed in exotic settings. He has traveled to more than thirty countries and speaks four languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David had a successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Qatar, among others.
A member of MENSA, David earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He earned bachelor degrees in English literature and mathematics at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
He lives in artistic Asheville, North Carolina, with his youngest daughter Sophia, where he teaches mathematics and English at the Asheville-Buncombe Community College. He loves sports and is an accomplished competitor in track and show-jumping equestrian events.



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