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Beatriz Perez

The central character of the When We Left Cuba, Beatriz Perez serves as the story’s narrator. Originally from Cuba, Beatriz and her family were forced to relocate to Palm Beach, Florida after Fidel Castro took power. When the reader is first introduced to Beatriz at the beginning of the novel, she is receiving her fifth marriage proposal of her lifetime, setting the stage for an important detail of Beatriz’s characterization: she is extremely wanted. As the novel continues, Beatriz gets to explore what she wants—romantically, politically and professionally.

Although the rest of her family is deeply concerned with their reputations, Beatriz does not shy away from scandal, as she begins a romantic relationship with Nick Preston, an engaged senator. Beatriz is also wanted by the CIA, as she begins working with them to assassinate Fidel Castro. An extremely passionate person, Beatriz seeks to kill...

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