Thursday, February 2, 2012

La Mitad

Mario Mendez-Peñate was thirteen years old in 1959 when Fidel Castro’s army rode into Havana and turned his quiet childhood in Miramar upside down. Within months his parents had shipped him off to a boarding school in the United States, and he would never return. Fifty years later, Mario’s son Andrés travels to Havana, following the threads of his Cuban identity through the streets and parks, backyards and beaches, where his father’s childhood memories float like a distant dream.

No comments:

Post a Comment