This is Kushner’s first book which I decided to read after falling in love with her second, The Flamethrowers (2013). To an extent we have the same themes in play – identity and class for instance, but here race is significant. They both deal with revolution and revolutionaries. Also, they are historical fiction in a sense although The Flamethrowers is set mostly in the 1970s.
Telex From Cuba takes place in a place called Preston, Cuba (very near Holguin toward the southern end) during the late 1950s – the United Fruit Company has been harvesting the sugar cane for all it’s worth supporting whomever is in power >>>>MORE>>>>