Frank Mederos defects from Cuba’s Special Forces and making a harrowing escape from his homeland, Frank faces new challenges in America.
I enjoyed reading of Frank’s life, the story was depicted from the human side and less focus on the history aspect. Riveting towards the end as we read of the assassination attempt on Frank’s life. A harrowing journey defecting Cuba, landing in a unfamiliar country where the language is unknown, few familiar faces, no means to support yourself, five dollars in your pocket, yearning for the reunion and the rosebud lips of your true love. Frank finds his footing relatively quickly and easily. Although his new life is stable, he is not immune to personal tragedies. Frank succeeded and continually serves as an inspiration to those under Castro’s rule in Cuba.
Sheehy crafts an admirable story, part nonfiction and fiction, quite affecting. Frank Mederos – an average man with…
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