México, D.F: Alfaguara, (Narrativa hispánica), 2017. First Edition. Paperback. 301p., wrps. new. Item #65153
"Nunca fui Primera Dama" peers into the lives of the generations of women who fought to improve the quality of life and achieve national ideals in Cuba, following protagonists Celia, Albis, and Nadia as they chronicle Cuban life from the triumph of the Revolution to today. These women were all real historical figures: Celia Sánchez was an emblematic figure of the revolution and a close friend of Fidel Castro; Albis Torres was a poor writer, and an essential figure in the bohemian artistic world of the post-revolution; Nadia Guerra, Albis's daughter, was born many years after the Revolution, and found that there was no utopia. With an energetic vitality, uncontrollable passion, courage and lucidity, author Wendy Guerra combines autobiography and fiction in an emotional novel filled with irony, humor, and a sense of freedom.