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Welcome to my adventure! I invite you to join me…

Lorenzo GonzalezIt’s an unimaginable journey, even to me, and I lived it!  My story begins on the first day of the Cuban Revolution, January 1, 1959, when I was a 15-year-old boy. You will accompany me along the path I took from a carefree schoolboy to a revolutionary soldier to a college student facing an ominous destiny.

After you read To Return to Cuba, you will certainly understand my personal credo: “Reality eclipses imagination.” 

I look forward to sharing my story with you. I want to introduce you to my island and the culture of my childhood. You will share my soldiering experiences in battles that were equally terrifying to Cubans and Americans, but for very different reasons.

Come with me to discover what lies beyond Cuba-Eastern European socialism and culture influences which led me to reject the ideals of the revolution and attempt a harrowing escape from a hopeless destiny. Along the way, I will introduce you to some family and friends and even share some of the humor and joy that kept me going.