The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera by J. Joaquín Fraxedas
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Tired of their life in Cuba, three Havana men lash inner tubes together to fashion a makeshift raft and set out across the ninety miles separating their native land from the Florida Keys.
 

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Published March 1, 1993 by St Martins Press. 174 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Juan Cabrera, a Cuban born of landowners but too late to emigrate in the first great wave to Miami, finally has his opportunity to become a bolsero, a rafter, making escape from Castro's brutal failure by crossing the straits to Florida and freedom.

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Other scenes introduce Juan's girlfriend Carmen, an artist who once worked for Castro's propaganda machine but recently defected to Miami, where we are introduced to an assortment of Cuban exiles aching with longing for their homeland.

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