Telex from Cuba paints a sprawling portrait of a paradise in turmoil, from the vantage points of four uniquely insightful characters. Full of lush descriptions and engaging narratives, this novel draws you in not through telex worthy events (as it's title suggests) but by it's complex relationships and intriguing cultural context. Well worth your time.
Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else. from"Invisible Cities" In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon.