Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) December 30, 2011
Cuban writers are often as famous for their politics as they are for their writing. Reinaldo Arenas, one of the most famous Cuban writers, has received acclaim for his novels and his critiques of the Cuban government. This interesting intersection of art and politics is also apparent in the new novel by Erálides E. Cabrera, Let the Breeze Blow (published by AuthorHouse).
In Let the Breeze Blow, Cabrera tells the story of Carlos Garcia, a Miami entrepreneur. Carlos is a shrewd businessman who runs a chain of markets and provides a comfortable living for his family. His wife and daughter mean the world to him, and he will do anything for them. But when his teenage daughter contrives a plan to visit her parents’ homeland, Carlos balks. His sour childhood experiences during the Castro regime will not allow him to return to Cuba. Under pressure by his wife, he obtains the best trip arrangement for her and his daughter, which unbeknownst to him will lead them straight into the arms of a Mexican gang.
While Cabrera weaves a solid, compelling story (his experience as an attorney lends to his minimalist writing approach), his most engaging scenes happen during the book’s critiquing moments.
“I was inspired to write this story by the obvious disarray that exists between two cultures that have the same root – the Cuban émigrés who reside all over the country, exceeding 1.5 million, and the Cuban population on the island.”
The collision of these two cultures has resulted in unexpected consequences, says Cabrera, who draws moving parallels to the current Mexican drug cartel slayings.
“It does not hold back the discussion,” Cabrera says of Let the Breeze Blow. “It does not mince words when it comes to the tragedy of the U.S.-Mexican border, our own failings in dealing with the problem and our lack of commitment. I want readers to think about reality when talking about the border and the Cuban situation. Both themes are current problems that are discussed daily but not with the right amount of candor as in this book.”
La Nación describes Let the Breeze Blow as “a bold story that leaves nothing untold.”
The book is available at major booksellers and online at http://www.authorhouse.com.
About the Author
Erálides E. Cabrera is an attorney and author who resides and practices law in New Jersey. He was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States as a child. He has written numerous fiction books, love stories and mystery tales. He is a graduate of Fordham University and Brooklyn Law School.
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