In the middle of a moonless night on a deserted beach east of Havana three men lash inner tubes together to make a flimsy raft they slide into the surf. Desperate to escape a society gone wrong, they risk an incredible journey across the more than ninety miles of treacherous waters that separate the island of Cuba from the Florida Keys.
In this powerful and lyrical novel, J. Joaquin Fraxedas has crafted an epic story of three courageous men, men willing to endure the hazards of the open sea, men caught in the mindless violence of a hurricane with noting to hang on to but an inner tube, men willing to die in their attempt to gain freedom.
Superbly written, The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera is profoundly moving tribute to one of the great tragedies of our time.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
A graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, J. Joaquín Fraxedas first established a distinguished career in civil trial practice, specializing in the trial of medical, products liability, and other complex cases, before concentrating exclusively on the practice of mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He lives in Florida. The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is an awesome tale of a quest for the freedoms of the United States...something that natural born citizens 'like myself' take for granted everyday. The men in this novel endure many hardships with just the hope of a better life on the other side of the waters. Even if this book is not the type of work that you would normally read, try it. It will give you more appreciation for the securities that we enjoy daily. Read it with an open mind. You will gain much.
I hated this book, it was so boring and non-interesting. I usually love to read books but this one just didn't cut it for me. I don't recommend this book to any human being. It's HORRIBLE!
It was a good book really kept you hooked untill the end.
i loved this book. it was tight