Through first-person narrative excerpts from a diary and via interviews, Torres recreates the suspenseful escape from Spanish military jail of a genuine heroine of Cuba’s nineteenth-century revolution based on a historic anecdote of the Spanish American War.
“This short novel has undisputable achievements…besides rescuing an unknown historical account of literary merit, it is an important contribution to Cuban letters.”—Diario de las Américas
“He has managed to write lyrical prose without in any way diminishing the strength of the heroine.”—Cuban Quotes
OMAR TORRES was born in Victoria de las Tunas in 1945 and has created and published all his works in the United States: Conversación primera, 1975; Ecos de un laberinto, 1976; Tiempo robado, 1979; Apenas un bolero, 1981.
Accelerated Reader Quiz #: 30232
ATOS Spanish: 7.9
ATOS Interest Level: UG