The Mortifications by Derek Palacio

28503839In 1980, a rural Cuban family is torn apart during the Mariel boatlift. Uxbal Encarniacion–father, husband, political insurgent–refuses to leave. His wife, Soledad, takes young Isabel and Ulises hostage and flees with them to America.

An intoxicating family saga and a timely, urgent expression of longing for one’s true homeland.

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