Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. Focusing on a neighborhood across the harbor from Old Havana, Anthony DePalma captures here the optimism as well as the enormous challenges that Cubans face as the new regime opens the gate to the capitalism that Fidel railed against for so long. Most interestingly, DePalma creates portraits of individuals, including a black marketer, a loyal communist, an artist who returned to Cuba from Mexico, and a Miami man who lost 12 members of his family as they attempted to escape to freedom.
"You won't forget these people soon, and you are bound to emerge from DePalma's bighearted account with a deeper understanding…. A remarkably revealing glimpse."—New York Times