Dania was eleven the first time she meets a Judas Goat, a chivato. Likened to the goats that lead animals to the slaughter, the informants of communist Cuba would do anything to please the authorities. This one has his ear almost pressed against her neighbor's door.
As an adult, Dania reflects on the chivato who terrified her. The incident sticks in her mind, and it isn't the only danger she encounters under communist rule.
Suspicion and fear will follow.
Dania chronicles Fidel Castro's rise to power and the truth behind the dictator. His fascination with Hitler, Mussolini, and other fascists lead to a totalitarian state of sorrow and pain.
At the same time, she shows a deep love and respect for the history and culture of Cuba.
Lights Out combines the childhood intimacy of Eire's Waiting for Snow in Havana with the hard-hitting historical accuracy and relevance of Demick's Nothing to Envy
Castro is determined to erase the past, but Lights Out is a monument to the Cuba before Castro.
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About the Author
Dania Rosa Nasca was born in 1958 in Holguin, the City of Parks, Oriente, Cuba, the year the Cuban Revolution drove Batista from power.
She was given a front-row seat to Fidel Castro's takeover of the government and all private enterprise. When she was twelve, she and her family immigrated to the United States through a US-sponsored Freedom Flight.
A proud Cuban American and a hockey mom who hates snow, she lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband, Tony, their son, Anthony, and their Chihuahua-Manchester terrier. Rochester has been her home ever since she arrived in the United States.