Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Carlos Eire
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Chapter 2 Summary

In this chapter Eire describes an incident that happened before New Year's Day that should have alerted him about the state of affairs. He, his parents, and his brother were on their way home from a bon voyage party for his mother's sister when a shootout starts near them. His mother becomes hysterical and demands that they all get out of the car and seek refuge at a house of an acquaintance nearby. As they are trying to get out of the car, a man runs toward them, grabs Marie Antoinette's arms and begs her to save him, for he is going to be killed. This is all very exciting for the boys, but the parents are not amused, and they shun him. The man gives Carlos a look like the one he sees in Jesus' eyes in his dreams and runs off. The acquaintances are home...

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