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Dramatic history, lush scenery, and a colorful cast transport us to the time of Cubas turning point -the late 1950s Set against the tropical landscape of Cubas countryside and the glamour of 1950s Havana, this moving story of Cuban life at aMoreDramatic history, lush scenery, and a colorful cast transport us to the time of Cubas turning point -the late 1950s Set against the tropical landscape of Cubas countryside and the glamour of 1950s Havana, this moving story of Cuban life at a pivotal time in the countrys rich history will resonate with anyone who has experienced the loss of family or homeland. It is 1958, the last year of Fulgencio Batistas dictatorship. Mike, the son of Don Miguel, a wealthy land owner and rancher, is summoned home from his MBA studies in the United States because of his fathers failing health. Still recovering from the loss of his wife, Mikes return is an immediate tonic for Don Miguel. Caught between his family obligations and his desire to pursue his own dreams, Mike quickly finds himself succumbing to his fathers desire for him to take over the responsibilities of running the family ranch. As Mike settles back into the life he was groomed for, Don Miguel, reinvigorated, spends more and more time socializing in Havana. Changes are happening everywhere. The government is encroaching on civil liberties and social and political upheaval is in the air. There are rumblings about Castros guerillas organizing in the mountains. On the ranch, long-time employees of Don Miguel resent the changes that Mike is making, setting the stage for a confrontation that change the lives of everyone involved. With evocative language, vibrant characters, and explosive history My Lost Cuba pull us into fascinating time and place-. It is a memorable family saga, love story and political tale.