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Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

Carlos Eire
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Chapter 20 Summary

Christmas Eve of 1958 is the last time Christmas is as it should be. There is no Ernesto, there is still the Christmas dinner at Carlos' grandparents' house, and there is the perfect ride home. Underneath all this peace, however, trouble is brewing. The events that would soon put Fidel in control, send Carlos and Tony to America to fend for themselves, and bring Ernesto his inheritance of the house were already under way.

By Christmas Day, there was a strange man at the door asking to use the phone because someone was digging a hole to plant a bomb. The Nietos did not let him in. Fidel was close to victory, and the rebels would take over Cuba within a few days, but they did not know that. Carlos' only preoccupation that Christmas morning was that he had been given his brother's old bike, which his parents...

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