An Innocent in Cuba

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
With An Innocent in Ireland (1995), David McFadden began his eccentric journeys to the heart of some of the world’s most unique island nations. Now McFadden rambles through the highs and lows of Cuba, home to cigars, Guantanamera, and of course Castro. The beautiful Caribbean landscape, along with Cuba’s rich history, culture, and uncertain future, lend themselves to the quirky eye and wry witticisms of our innocent Canadian guide.

Poking into the nation’s many corners, McFadden offers a series of vignettes of the people, cities,villages, roads, and countryside of the island the author refers to as “the most famous little country in the world.” Warm and colourful, An Innocent in Cuba is a musical, sensuous, flirtatious, joyful tribute to the Cuban spirit in all its incarnations.

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day one
sea of happiness


Saturday, February 14, 2004. From the nineteenth floor of the four-­star Hotel Neptuno Tritón there’s a wide-­angle view of the western-­most limits of suburban Havana, the parklike area south of Miramar Beach — lightly industrial, lightly...
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