I remember being young- maybe 12 or 13- and seeing stories on the news of families that floated across the ocean for 21 days, some dead on arrival, and America turned them back to their country. People must have been desperate to risk their lives in the ocean without access to emergency water, food, shelter, etc. just to get away from their country. I didn't understand then. After reading Curse The Moon, I am beginning to get it.
About the Book
5-STAR REVIEW: “Lee Jackson Delivers an Impressive Historical Fiction. If you like a healthy dose of history with your fiction, especially with regard to Castro-era Cuba (think Bay of Pigs specifically) and the oft-strained relationship between the US and the Soviet Union, then Curse the Moon: Atcho Rises is definitely for you.” John Berten
Heart of a Philanthropist's Take
Curse the Moon is an epic novel that covers almost thirty years' time. The main character Atcho is a father. He is beaten and thrown in prison and his daughter is taken from him. After being 'released' from prison, Atcho is looking for his daughter and is willing to fight to get her back. I think the passion for his daughter gives him the strength to stay alive and to fight. I don't want to give away any of the story, but I will tell you that Curse the Moon is a must read. I can't wait until Lee Jackson's next novel comes out!
Lee Jackson does an excellent job getting the reader to empathize with Cubans. It is sad what they went through (and are going through now) as a people. Jackson intrigued me. I want to learn more about Cuba now. That is a sign of an excellent author! I love the title. I love the characters. I hate the descriptions of the horrid treatment that Cubans faced. All of these things make the story come to life. You may cry. You may get very angry, but one thing I know for sure, you will not be disappointed in the read.