A Caribbean idyll that was slowly turning gray, wrinkled, and arthritic was only the final detail of a period when real life surpassed fiction in its surrealism. During the Special Period, entire swaths of the city went without running water for years.
-- The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba by Julia Cooke.
In the aftermath of Fidel Castro's regime, journalist Julia Cooke spent five years examining modern Cuba. In her new book, she analyzes life in a country scarred by Castro's failed promises.
Julia Cooke recently answered Jeff Baker's questions about Cuba and her new book in a fascinating interview, here.
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