Unlike in Europe, many Jews in Cuba built a good life after the Holocaust and were relatively free of antisemitism. However, they were eventually targeted under Castro’s Communist regime because of their entrepreneurial class, and most of them emigrated to America.
Set in Cuba in the 1950s, this novel about two Jewish brothers on opposite sides of Castro’s revolution is based on a true story. After the rescue of a resistance leader one night, one brother is hunted, and the other’s decision will haunt them both for the rest of their lives. How far will someone go to protect those they love?
A.J. Sidransky is the author of five historical fiction novels about Jewish identity and immigration. He draws from his own family’s history emigrating to the Dominican Republic. This is his sixth novel.