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.
Imaginary conversations between Marco Polo and his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, conjure up cities of magical times. “Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the case of a marvelous invention like Invisible Cities, perfectly irrelevant” (Gore Vidal). Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book