Family Portrait With Fidel

In This Review

Family Portrait With Fidel

By Carlos Franqui
Random House, 1984
262 pp. $17.95
Purchase

Writing with emotion and confessional intimacy, Franqui tells the story of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1964 from his position inside the regime. The author, an unreconstructed maverick journalist, broke with Castro because of the latter's acquiescence in communist domination, seen as a betrayal by Franqui. "Our revolution had worked until Fidel proclaimed Cuba to be socialist-after that, nothing worked," according to Franqui. Colorful and fascinating.