- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Oolichan Books (Oct. 15 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0889822891
- ISBN-13: 978-0889822894
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #627,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cuba Unspun Paperback – Oct 15 2012
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About the Author
Rosa Jordan grew up in Florida? Everglades, earned degrees from universities in California and Mexico, and immigrated to Canada in 1980. Her earliest writings were articles drawn from travels in Latin America. Those experiences later became the basis of a non-fiction book, Dangerous Places: Travels on the Edge.Travel continues to inform Rosa? life and work. In the past decade she has authored two novels: Far From Botany Bay, set in the South Pacific, and The Woman She Was, set in contemporary Cuba. She has also written three non-fiction books about Cuba: Cycling Cuba, Cuba? Best Beaches, and now in 2012, Cuba Unspun, a travel narrative spanning 15 years. Rosa and her partner Derek Choukalos live, write, ski, and cycle in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia. More about her books and articles can be found at: www.rosajordan.com.
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I would recommend this book to anyone with the need to broaden their knowledge of the country - anyone with the willingness to listen to a thoughtful discourse. And it's also entertaining, written not from an academic perspective but from the perspective of a person who knows how to make stuff interesting.
If you enjoy great writing that informs, and takes you on an in-depth ride....starting reading Rosa Jordan. TK Canada
"After 15 years of traveling around Cuba....I now have a better idea of what is not true. But no certainty about what is."
The paradoxes and uncertainties that make up the ball of wax that is Cuba are adroitly drawn out with critical compassion.
A great read with insights into the author and her love affair with this most egnimatic 'exoctic' locale.
I read it in one sitting. Enough said!
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