85 Days in Cuba: A True Story about Friendship and Struggle

August 25, 2006|
85 Days in Cuba: A True Story about Friendship and Struggle by Brandon Valentine
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After finishing three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, Brandon went to Cuba to visit his best friend and to learn Spanish. In this memoir he tells how he:

...deals with his fears.
"Would we make it to the plane on time? Would I be arrested by the U.S. before I got to Cuba?"

...learns about being poor.
"There wasn't any toilet paper in the shop so I went to the dollar store and bought four rolls for two dollars. I couldn't believe that in order to wipe, someone would have to spend over an eighth of their monthly earnings."

...tries to find a Spanish class.

...is enthralled with his friend's cousin.
"Her hair caressed her soft, brown shoulders. She looked straight at me and smiled as though she knew me. Already weak from the heat and rum, I almost collapsed."

...learns about Cuban laws.
"Carlos would be charged one thousand, five hundred United States dollars and they could confiscate his house because I had been staying there."

Title:85 Days in Cuba: A True Story about Friendship and Struggle
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:268 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.61 in
Shipping dimensions:268 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.61 in
Published:August 25, 2006
Publisher:Iuniverse
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780595393350

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