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When We Left Cuba - Chapters 15 - 21 Summary & Analysis

Chanel Cleeton
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Chapter 15 opens with the night of the 1960 Election, Nixon v. Kennedy. The whole family watches the results on television, the peaceful televised democracy a radical juxtaposition from the political system the Perez’s left behind in Cuba. Kennedy is the winner and the family braces themselves for a Kennedy administration, while Beatriz thinks of Nick Preston who is rumored to be good friends with Kennedy, himself, and has won his own re-election campaign for the Senate. Beatriz starts taking long walks on the beach, thinking of her political lover, and one day she’s startled by the sound of a familiar voice. Nick has returned to Palm Beach for the season and found her taking a walk in the sand. He leads her to his beach cottage, conveniently close to her family’s Palm Beach home, and the two resume their secret affair...

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