Based On A True-Life Adventure, The Boy Who Said No Tells the Story of Many Who Fled Cuba to America; an Escape to Freedom.

The Boy Who Said No by Patti Sheehy releases nationwide on June 4th and will be available at your local public library or through your favorite bookseller.

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“The Boy Who Said No will grab you by the lapels and won't let you go until you finish the last sentence. Your pulse will race as Frank Mederos battles to escape Cuba — amid treachery, suspicion and suspense.”
—Todd Buchholz, author of The Castro Gene

Longboat Key, Florida (PRWEB) May 04, 2013

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-60809-080-9
List Price $26.95
eBook (All reader formats)
ISBN 978-1-60809-081-5
List Price $14.95
Audiobook by Brilliance Audio

ABOUT THE BOOK:

As a boy Frank Mederos’s grandfather teaches him to fish, to navigate the seas, and to think for himself, much needed skills under the new Castro regime. When Frank is drafted into the army, he is soon promoted to the Special Forces, where he is privy to top military secrets. But young Frank has no sympathy for Fidel. He thirsts for freedom and longs to join his girlfriend who has left Cuba for America.

Frank yearns to defect, but his timing couldn’t be worse. After two unsuccessful escape attempts, Frank learns that the departure of the next available boat conflicts with upcoming military exercises. If he stays, he will miss the boat. If he doesn’t, he will be the object of a massive manhunt.

Problems abound: How will Frank escape the army base without being seen? Where will he hide until the boat comes? How can he outwit his commanding officer? And how can he elude hundreds of soldiers ordered to bring him back “dead or alive”?

Frank’s true story, a tale of love, loss and courage that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page is turned.

THE BUZZ:

"In The Boy Who Said No Frank Mederos exhibits uncommon courage in making his way to freedom. Against great odds he manages an escape worthy of the best fictional hero, only he pulled it off in real life! In telling the story, Patti Sheehy keeps the readers on the edge of their chair, rooting for him all the way."
—M Ann Jacoby, author, Life After Genius

“The Boy Who Said No will grab you by the lapels and won't let you go until you finish the last sentence. Your pulse will race as Frank Mederos battles to escape Cuba — amid treachery, suspicion and suspense.”
—Todd Buchholz, author of The Castro Gene

“The Boy Who Said No is a beautifully written story of love, friendship and adventure. The descriptions of Cuban life under Fidel Castro, as seen through the eyes of a maturing young man, are vivid and paint a clear picture of the beauty of the country, and the desperation of her people. The drama of the challenges Frank Mederos faced in his attempts to escape Cuba resonates with an underlying theme of human experience that transcends culture, country and politics. Patti Sheehy captures the passion and spirit of the times and brings it to life.”
—Jonathan L. Lewis, author of I Thought We Were Happy

Published by Oceanview Publishing
Distributed by:
Baker & Taylor
Ingram
Bookazine
Overdrive
Brilliance Audio


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