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Across Florida Straits

ACROSS FLORIDA STRAITS follows a bastard son of a young Cuban dancer growing up in an all-inclusive Soviet resort on the south of Cuba. His lothario larceny leads to entanglement with trafficking art antiquities and a desperate need to escape Cuba. Matvey's story spans post-revolution life in Cuba through the Special Period, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. His perilous journey ends in the Dry Tortugas National Park with the possibility of a new life in Key West. This story of love, life in Cuba, deceit, and thievery reveals the stress of navigating between two different societies and political systems, divided by the Florida Straits.

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