From the author of the highly rated "Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castros Cuba," an anthology that will take readers to Cuba and will keep them glued to each page. This collection is an exploration of social issues through stories and narrative poems, most of which are set on the location of the author’s first novel, Waiting on Zapote Street. Meet the married woman who sells her body to tourists, the rafters who leave the coasts of Havana in search of freedom, the orphan boy who struggles to cope with the sudden loss of his parents. This anthology includes some of the characters of Waiting on Zapote Street, sometimes as protagonists, others in supporting roles. Candela’s Secrets and Other Havana Stories shows the best and worst of human behavior. In it, readers step into the streets of Havana and witnesses the problems that plagued Cuban society, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s: prostitution, discontent, violence, and a deteriorating infrastructure.