When the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, Usnavy was just a young man and eagerly signed on for all of its promises. But as the years passed, the sacrifices outweighed the glories and he has now become increasingly isolated in his revolutionary zeal. Things seem to brighten up when he stumbles upon what may or may not be a priceless Tiffany lamp that reveals a family secret. But now Usnavy is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Revolution that has shaped his entire life.
Achy Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo, We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?, and editor of Havana Noir. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the 2001 investigative team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for the series, 'Gateway to Gridlock.'