Museum of Broken Relationships: A Cuban Saga. By Beatriz Rivera. ISBN: 978-1985576551 $15.95
Latino literature, Sephardic Latino Fiction, Sephardic Latina Fiction, Sephardic literature, Hispanic Fiction, Latino Fiction, Sephardic Fiction, Cuban Sephardic Jews settling in the U.S., Hispanic Jews Life and customs, Sephardic Fiction, Hispanic Jews Fiction, Spain Expulsion of Sephardic Jews Fiction, Sephardic immigration, Sephardic Women literature, Sephardim social conditions,
In Upper Town Zagreb (Croatia), near the funicular’s stop at the top, there is a exhibition hall called the Museum of Broken Relationships. That was the inspiration for the title of this novel. True to its name, this institution is a collection of objects left behind after a relationship ends: one stiletto perhaps, or a stuffed caterpillar, or a song such as If you leave me now played over and over again.
"Broken Relationships" is the story of three generations of a Cuban family. It wants to begin around 1904 and continues to the present day. It takes place in Havana, in Miami, in New York State, and in Jerusalem. It also has many flashbacks: from Granada, Spain, to the Canary Islands, to Leysin, Switzerland, to Paris, France.