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  • Sheehy, Patti.
  • Mederos, Frank -- Fiction.
  • Soldiers -- Cuba -- Fiction.
  • Cuba -- History -- 1959-1990 -- Fiction.
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    The boy who said no : an escape to freedom : historical fiction / Patti Sheehy.
    by Sheehy, Patti.
    Longboat Key, Fla. : Oceanview Pub., c2013.
  • Mederos, Frank -- Fiction.
  • Soldiers -- Cuba -- Fiction.
  • Cuba -- History -- 1959-1990 -- Fiction.
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    9781608090808 :
    1608090809 :
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    Biographical fiction.
    Historical fiction.
    322 p. ; 24 cm.
    1st ed.
    "A true-life novel" -- From book jacket.
    Story is based on the life of Frank Mederos, who was born and raised in Guanabacoa, Cuba. Through a number of childhood experiences a he grew to despise the politics of his government. As a boy his grandfather teaches him to fish, to navigate the seas, and to think for himself, much needed skills under the new Castro regime. When Frank is drafted into the army, he is soon promoted to the Special Forces, where he is privy to top military secrets. Frank has no sympathy for Fidel. He thirsts for freedom and longs to join his girlfriend who has left Cuba for America. After two unsuccessful escape attempts, Frank learns that the departure of the next available boat conflicts with upcoming military exercises.Problems abound: How will Frank escape the army base without being seen? Where will he hide until the boat comes? How can he outwit his commanding officer? And how can he elude hundreds of soldiers ordered to bring him back dead or alive? Frank's true story is a tale of love, loss and courage, and the triumph of the human spirit.
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