Published in 2001, the book presents a unique view of the small, isolated town of Baracoa, located on the north-eastern coast of Cuba.
It is a loving, poetic portrayal of the friendly people, the eclectic architecture, the vibrant art and the lush tropical environment as related by poet and historian Miguel Angel Castro Machado.
Miguel Castro is a native Baracoan who guides his reader through the wondrous natural splendor of this area with such vivid descriptions that one can feel the dripping tropics and visualize the myriad colors of this delightful haven.
The 96-page book contains over 80 beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations by accomplished Baracoan artists and several world renowned travel photographers.
The chapters are accompanied by poems or quotes from enthralled intellectual personalities (Martí, Augier, Carpentier, Romero, etc) who extol the delights of this not-so-sleepy Cuban town.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2001098941