Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight

Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight

by Frédérick Lavoie Author and Donald Winkler Translator

George Orwell's dystopian sci fi classic 1984 was banned in Cuba for years...until a new translation suddenly appeared in print there, just ahead of the country's 25th International Book Fair. Quebecois journalist Frédérick Lavoie chases the case, telling the story of a changing regime and the evolving relationship of Cuban citizens with their government, past, present, and future. A fascinating, thoroughly researched account that brings you along to solve what turns out to be a rather suspenseful mystery.