A Greek Love : A Novel of Cuba

A Greek Love : A Novel of Cuba

Regular price £18.99

David Frye

Category: Fiction General

Publication date: 7/6/23

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 144 pages

Weight: 248

Dimensions: 148 x 217 x 16

For readers of Isabel Allende, Gabriela Garcia, and Julia Alvarez, the story of a woman who must fight for her love and her child in a Cuba suffocated by oppression. A free spirit who spends time near the port of Havana, where her friend Osiris is known as the �_oGreek sailormen's whore,�__ teenager ZAc becomes pregnant after a brief love affair with a captain's son her age. By the time she realizes her condition, the ship has left and the boy is gone. In her father's Cuba, an unwed teenage mother is a source of scandal and shame and a threat to his ambitions in the Party. He disowns her and brutally throws her out of her home. Led by her mother, she leaves the city for refuge in Matanzas, a university town rich in Afro-Cuban culture, where her mother's sister, a music scholar, lives and where she will raise her child mentored by these three older women�_"aunt, mother, and Osiris. A� Years later, ZAc�_Ts son, Petros, has become a world-class musician bridging Cuban and Greek traditions, while ZAc has become a scholar herself. When a recording executive invites Petros to give concerts in Greece, ZAc seeks permission from the authorities to leave the island and accompany him. Secretly�_"a secret they guard from the authorities and her father, now a Party stalwart�_"they both nourish the hope of somehow finding Petros�_Ts father and ZAc�_Ts one great, lost love. A� With echoes of the breakout novel that made ZoAc ValdAcs an international literary star, A Greek Love is a tale of passion, endurance, and hope�_"and a woman's tenacious love.