Sam Erickson runs into FBI imposters, the Mafia, Fidel Castro and the Minnesota Twins as he falls in love and searches for a missing Cuban-American Girl. The scene is Minneapolis. It's the 1960s. Sam Erickson may have financial means, but his life is empty. With nothing to lose in trying, Sam decides to start a private detective agency. But he has no clients. Things look up. He meets Isabelle, a Cuban American, whose friends ask Sam to find their missing daughter Fidelia.
The Cuban Girl tells of Sam’s search for the missing girl. Where is Fidelia? What happened to her? Who is responsible? Might she be Fidel Castro’s daughter? Twists of the plot take Sam across North America and into Cuba. Sam is forced to deal with intrigues by the mob and a Miami community that hates Fidel Castro.
The Cuban Girl revels in distinctive Cuban foods, drinks, music and dances while celebrating big beautiful American cars, classic old hotels, quality restaurants and the love of baseball. It is a coming-of-age story, a tale of political intrigue and an exploration of the cultural richness of America in the 1960s.
The Cuban people are gentle, beautiful people. Their culture is beautiful but their history has been full of pain. While this story is fictional, the political dynamics of the 1960s discussed in the book were realities.
A preliminary draft of The Cuban Girl was published on Amazon in 2018. The book has been significantly revised and is substantially different from that preliminary draft.
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