|Plot Summary of Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba|
|"As one of Fidel Castro's children, Alina Fernandez had a strangely mixed upbringing, a mixture of privelige and privation. This is her private story, told from her intensely personal point of view, and making it quite plain that she speaks for herself and the people of Cuba that she knew in the last forty years, rather than as an expert on Castro the ruler of Cuba. It is a fascinating and often painful account of her life in that country. Alina Fernandez escaped into exile as 'a forty year old Cinderella' from the poverty and the devastation of that tormented island, forced to leave her own daughter behind in Cuba. She now lives in Spain."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba|
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Political/social rights fight
- fighting for social change
- fighting government corruption
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
ethnic of society (outside)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- not employed but independently wealthy
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- physically sick
- Caribbean Islands
- scientific labs
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
Commentary on society?
- wicked men
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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