The Tower of the Antilles - Story 9: The Maldives Summary & Analysis

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The narrator starts her story by saying she came to the Maldives soon after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She then explains how her situation came about. She had been living in Havana in a crowded apartment when her father, who had been living in the United States for a decade, called her to say he got her a visa. One night, she went out with some friends and a Canadian tourist. As the music played she realized that she was having trouble hearing, and the issue persisted for days. She attributed it to stress about her upcoming move, and because she would be living with her father, who was now an evangelical Christian who does not approve of the fact that she is a lesbian. As she was boarding the plane to leave Cuba she developed an eye tic...

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