The Autobiography of Fidel Castro


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.55 X 1.08 X 8.19 inches | 0.98 pounds
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About the Author

Journalist, award-winning fiction author, and former member of the Cuban revolution, Norberto Fuentes has written ten books, including Hemingway in Cuba. His work has been praised by writers such as Italo Calvino, William Kennedy, and Gabriel García Márquez. He left Cuba in 1994 and now lives in exile in Florida.
The daughter of Cuban exiles, Anna Kushner was born in Philadelphia and has been traveling to Cuba since 1999. In addition to The Black Cathedral and Call Me Cassandra, she has translated the novels of Norberto Fuentes, Leonardo Padura, Guillermo Rosales, and Gonçalo M. Tavares, as well as two collections of nonfiction by Mario Vargas Llosa.


A brilliant, funny, ultimately deeply moving novel, an unforgettable portrait of Fidel and at the same time an historically important first-person account of the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath. --Russell Banks"
Fuentes has scooped heavyweight publishers and Castro himself, deftly mimicking the Cuban leader's voice, obsessions and outsize ego. --Tom Miller"
Norberto Fuentes has given us a new Fidel: colloquial, arrogant, dramatic, comic, and cosmically egocentric . . . an enormously readable and entertaining literary achievement of a high order. --William Kennedy"
So convincing that readers may forget this is fiction. "
Deliciously wicked . . . entertaining, edifying and voluminous . . . a masterful act of ventriloquism. --Ann Louise Bardarch"