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National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2003A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other – but with certain differences. The neighbor’s monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire’s childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares. Then, in January 1959, the world changed: Batista was suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla took his place, and Christmas was cancelled. The echo of firing squads was everywhere. And, one by one, the author’s schoolmates begin to disappear – spirited away to the United States. Carlos would end up there himself, without his pa . CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS BOOK FOR FREE