|About the Book|
A world of fascinating Cuban stories.Un mundo de cuentos cubanos que te fascinarán.The Tower of Ojai and Other Cuban Tales/La torre de Ojai y otros cuentos cubanosFully bilingual English-Spanish edition of short stories inspired by Cuban subjectsMoreA world of fascinating Cuban stories.Un mundo de cuentos cubanos que te fascinarán.The Tower of Ojai and Other Cuban Tales/La torre de Ojai y otros cuentos cubanosFully bilingual English-Spanish edition of short stories inspired by Cuban subjects from the 1700’s onward into a post–Communist future:The Tower of Ojai: A young man falls in love with an aristocratic young woman in 1879 Havana- she returns his love but he hides from her an unimaginable secret that will destroy them both. However, their relationship will continue in a strange way in Havana and California even beyond the grave.Life Insurance: In a post-Communist Cuba a young executive attains wealth and power in Camagüey only to discover suddenly that he has only three hours to live and that the cause of death will be suicide—and he has no idea why this will be so.Clippings, A Cuban Mystery: In late 1800’s Matanzas a series of gruesome murders of young women from the aristocracy has the Spanish Royal Police baffled. Is someone from their own social circle the murderer? Or is it santería? Or the result of recent slave revolts?The Man of Her Dreams: How far would you go to regain the love of your life and take revenge on the person you hate most in the world? Would you even lose your soul over it? In 1890, now back from Rome, that dilemma is the tempting choice that Agustina must make one night in provincial Camagüey.The Strange Case of Irene Hartley: On the eve of the Communist Revolution in 1950’s Camagüey, spoiled rich girl Irene wants it all and wants it now even if that means murder. However, soon the eeriest and most terrifying event in her life will turn her world upside down forever.The Vampires of Havana: In December 1862 a famous Cuban writer attends what she expects will be yet another ceremony in Havana honoring her literary talents. She is mistaken, however, as to what those moving shadows at the back of the theater really are.The Christmas Gift: Its 1762 and the British Navy has just taken over Havana and Ramoncita in Matanzas now has only one thing left in her life that she treasures above all else. At Christmas time she will receive the greatest gift of her life in the most supernatural way.The Devil Comes to Camagüey: It’s the year 1800 and a series of child murders has started to take place during the Carnival-like atmosphere of the week-long Camagüeyan “San Juan”. It’s not for sex or money, so why then are these children being killed as rituals? And who is the true killer?Spanish readers/Lectores hispanos: Los mismos relatos se hallan también en español en este mismo ejemplar.