In this absorbing memoir, Calcines recounts his boyhood in Communist Cuba and chronicles the conditions that led him to wish above all else to leave behind his beloved extended family and his home for a chance at a better future. Photos.
When Eduardo Calcines was three years old, Communists took control of Cuba. Eleven years passed before Calcines and his family were finally able to leave the country. Now sixty-three, Calcines, a successful American businessman, recounts what it was like to grow up under Fidel Castro's rule.