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Naked in Havana, by Colin Falconer
 

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You can’t find love. Love has to find you. ...

You can’t find love. Love has to find you.

18 year old Magdalena Fuentes is lying naked next to her perfect lover when he tells her he is marrying someone else. It is soon clear her destiny lies with another man, even though she says she doesn’t believe in fate.
But fate doesn’t care whether we believe in it or not...

Havana, 1958. Magdalena Fuentes knows that Angel Macheda is the only man for her, even after he takes her virginity and then tells her he is engaged to someone else. She knows they are meant to be.

So why can she not stop thinking about Reyes Garcia? From the moment I saw you, he says, I knew there would be no one else.

From the moment I saw you, she tells him, I knew you were arrogant, conceited and rude.

Magdalena is a girl who will not let sentiment stand between her and love. But as Fidel Castro’s rebels tighten their grip around the city and she watches her family and her whole life come apart, she learns hard lessons about love abd about life.

Against the backdrop of the boleristas and the gangsters, the music and the guns, Magdalena discovers just how dangerous love can be.

In the tradition of Casablanca and Gone With the Wind, the story of Magdalena Fuentes and Reyes Garcia is a sprawling epic of passion and destiny, stretching across three decades and two continents.

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    Naked in Havana, by Colin Falconer Naked in Havana, by Colin Falconer Presentation Transcript

    • You can’t find love. Love has to find you. Monday, October 7, 13
    • 18 year old Magdalena Fuentes is lying naked next to her perfect lover. Angel Macheda is the only man for her, even after he takes her virginity - and then tells her he is marrying someone else. Monday, October 7, 13
    • It is Havana, 1958.The city is run by a corrupt President in league with American mafia. Monday, October 7, 13
    • There are boleristas and rhumba and dancing every night. It is the place to come for a good time ... Monday, October 7, 13
    • But there is revolution in the air. Monday, October 7, 13
    • But Magdalena can only think about romance. She is determined to get Angel back. Monday, October 7, 13
    • So why can she not stop thinking about Reyes Garcia? Monday, October 7, 13
    • “From the moment I saw you,” he says, “I knew there would be no one else.” Monday, October 7, 13
    • “From the moment I saw you,” she tells him, “I knew you were arrogant, conceited and rude.” Monday, October 7, 13
    • Magdalena is a girl who will not let sentiment stand between her and love. Monday, October 7, 13
    • But a change is coming that will sweep aside her old life - and her old lovers. Monday, October 7, 13
    • Every night there are bombings ©Granma Internacional Digital Monday, October 7, 13
    • Every night people disappear. Monday, October 7, 13
    • As Fidel Castro’s rebels tighten their grip around the city and she watches her family and her life come apart, she learns hard lessons about love and about fate. Monday, October 7, 13
    • Magdalena soon discovers just how dangerous love can be. Monday, October 7, 13
    • In the tradition of Casablanca and Gone With the Wind, the story of Magdalena Fuentes and Reyes Garcia is a sprawling epic of passion and destiny, stretching across three decades and two continents. Monday, October 7, 13
    • Meet Colin Falconer Born in north London, Colin  worked for many years in TV and radio and freelanced for many of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines. He has been a novelist for the last twenty years, with his work published widely in the UK, US and Europe. His books have been sold in translation in Brazil, Belgium, the Czech republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey. He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz. He also completed a nine hundred kilometre walk of the camino in Spain.   He lived for many years near Margaret River in WA, helped raise two beautiful daughters with his late wife, Helen. While writing, he also worked for many years in the volunteer ambulance service. "I'd be at my desk typing, then thirty minutes later I'd be crawling into an overturned car." Monday, October 7, 13
    •   You can’t find love. Love has to find you. 18 year old Magdalena Fuentes is lying naked next to her perfect lover when he tells her he is marrying someone else. It is soon clear her destiny lies with another man, even though she says she doesn’t believe in fate. But fate doesn’t care whether we believe in it or not... Havana, 1958. Magdalena Fuentes knows that Angel Macheda is the only man for her, even after he takes her virginity and then tells her he is engaged to someone else. She knows they are meant to be. So why can she not stop thinking about Reyes Garcia? From the moment I saw you, he says, I knew there would be no one else. From the moment I saw you, she tells him, I knew you were arrogant, conceited and rude. Magdalena is a girl who will not let sentiment stand between her and love. But as Fidel Castro’s rebels tighten their grip around the city and she watches her family and her whole life come apart, she learns hard lessons about love abd about life. Against the backdrop of the boleristas and the gangsters, the music and the guns, Magdalena discovers just how dangerous love can be. In the tradition of Casablanca and Gone With the Wind, the story of Magdalena Fuentes and Reyes Garcia is a sprawling epic of passion and destiny, stretching across three decades and two continents. Click here for a Free Excerpt of Naked in Havana Monday, October 7, 13