Preserving Eden

Preserving Eden

by Marcos Miguel Abreu


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Near the coast of Florida, Gene discovers a body in a small boat. The man died from exposure and blood loss due to a bullet wound. Searching the man he finds a plastic bag containing some personal items including a black and white picture of a beautiful young woman in a one-piece swimsuit. Gene plans to learn more about the young woman in a few weeks on his business trip to Cuba. Shortly after his arrival, he attends a gala reception for the Angola veterans where he unexpectedly finds the young woman from the photo in attendance, and discovers her name is Leila. He does not know that she is in the middle of a growing storm of trouble with an unlikely group of desperate people. One of those people is Dr. Fracisco Llerana her mother's lover who is seeking a way to leave the island and take Leila's mother to freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495330582
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/17/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Marcos Miguel Abreu was born in 1960, in the City of Havana. He was trained in abstract painting techniques by his father Miguel Alexis Abreu, who was formally trained by the San Alejandro Art School, the foremost Art Center in Cuba. During his early years, Marcos suffered many hardships along with his family due to food rationing, forced labor, and much more, while witnessing the strength of the human spirit as good people found ways to overcome very difficult circumstances. His experience along with all the stories told to him by his family and friends influences his writing and painting style as he works to convey some of those experiences into words, colors, and shapes. As an artist, his favorite medium is acrylics, and his body of work naturally gravitates towards abstracts using vibrant color themes. A large portion of his work has been donated to charitable organizations, while some have been sold into private collections.

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