I thought this would be a tell-all book about Julio Lobo, who made, and lost, his fortune during the sugar heyday in Cuba before the reign of Castro. While Lobo is interweaved into the book, the author focuses on the history of Cuba before and after Castro.
First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today. Conceived as one of Graham Greene's "entertainments," it tells of MI6's man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity.
On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, And Culture