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The Light of a Cuban Son

The Light of a Cuban Son

Current price: $19.99
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Torchflame Books
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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, Mart n'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, Mart n 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 Mart n holds dear, he takes a desperate leap of faith-one that could cost him his life.

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