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“A Kind of Solitude is a stunning, nuanced illumination of contemporary Cuban life, and Dariel Suarez is a brilliant new talent.” Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel

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A Trip Back in Time.

Recently I began talking with my childhood best friend (we met when we were four), with whom I hadn’t spoken in 18 years. This coming May, my wife and I are going to Cuba for the first time since we left, when we both intend to reconnect with our birthplaces and those who are still living in our neighborhoods (many have left).

Today my friend sent me this picture, which is of me, him, my younger brother, and my cousin, sitting on my grandmother’s sofa in Havana. I can’t wait to go back and return a changed person, with many stories to tell.

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Trip Back in Time.

I recently visited my family in Miami, and while there my mom showed me a bunch of pictures which I hadn’t seen in years. They helped reconnect with my childhood in Cuba and my father, who passed away last year. This is one of the photographs: me driving a Soviet-era Moskvich.

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