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The Light of a Cuban Son

The Light of a Cuban Son

by Lorenzo Chavez
The Light of a Cuban Son

The Light of a Cuban Son

by Lorenzo Chavez


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In this semi-autobiographical novel set in mid 20th century Cuba, Lorenzo Chavez reveals the moving story of a boy determined to stay true to who he is and find happiness against all odds.

Told in a series of first-person vignettes, Martin's story covers a wide swath of the Cuban landscape and people, taking us from the lush greens and fertile soils of the countryside to the dark underbelly of a Havana as full of depravity as it is neon lights.

After suffering a series of heartbreaking abuses, Martin struggles to find his way and claim his identity as a young gay man in an impoverished neighborhood.

When the Revolution slowly begins to claim everything Martin holds dear, he takes a desperate leap of faith—one that could cost him his life.

Martin's coming of age story is one of courage and the rebirth of a brave young man who refuses to hide his light.

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ISBN-13: 9781611534368
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 292
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Born in Cuba, Lorenzo cherished writing about the summers at his maternal grandparent's farm where no one bullied him and no man ever desired him. He arrived in New York City at seventeen after a two-year exile in Spain without any money, not knowing the language, and lacking the skills to step into a world unlike anything that he had ever known. Lorenzo found a way to make his new country home, attend college, and build a professional and personal life for himself. Today, he lives in Virginia with his husband of over 25 years.

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