news | Wednesday April 8, 2020

Orwell in Cuba is hot off the presses!

We are so pleased that Orwell in Cuba has arrived in-house!

Orwell in Cuba, translated by Donald Winkler, chronicles journalist Frédérick Lavoie’s attempts to unravel the motives behind the mysterious appearance of a new translation of George Orwell’s 1984, formerly taboo in Cuba, just ahead of the country’s twenty-fifth International Book Fair. Lavoie works to make sense of how Cubans feel about the past, present, and future of their island – and how the political regime is adapting, or not, to life in the twenty-first century. His intertwined quests give readers the unique experience of following a suspenseful trail while at the same time becoming increasingly familiar with Cubans’ relationship to the regime and their strategies for coping with the island’s often challenging living conditions.

In its original French, the book won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Check out a video of Frédérick reading from Orwell in Cuba.

And order your copy of Orwell in Cuba today!

cover of Orwell in Cuba

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