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The Resource Close but no cigar : a true story of prison life in Castro's Cuba, Stephen Purvis

Close but no cigar : a true story of prison life in Castro's Cuba, Stephen Purvis

Label
Close but no cigar : a true story of prison life in Castro's Cuba
Title
Close but no cigar
Title remainder
a true story of prison life in Castro's Cuba
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Purvis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Businessman Stephen Purvis knew that an arrest was coming, but he and his family - a wife and 4 children - decided to stay in Cuba. Despite living there for 12 years he had a naive sense of fair play. Stephen is arrested for the vague crime of passing state secrets. Quite what secrets and to whom is not clear. He is initially taken to Villa Marista, where he is interrogated at random intervals by the zealous Atencio. Stephen shares a tiny cell with 3 other men, has 15 minutes outside, once a fortnight, and the food is inedible. Many men commit suicide; others just rot or go mad. After 8 months, he is moved to the international prison, where conditions improve. Yet still there is no sign of a trial, and his lawyer admits that no one ever wins against the state. Then just as suddenly as it all began, it is all over
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purvis, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 365.4'5'092
  • 365.45092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Purvis, Stephen
  • Purvis, Stephen
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Crime
Label
Close but no cigar : a true story of prison life in Castro's Cuba, Stephen Purvis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781474605069
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781474605069
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Close but no cigar : a true story of prison life in Castro's Cuba, Stephen Purvis
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781474605069
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781474605069
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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