Havana Ball by Mark Plimsoll
Approx. 84,110 words.
Published on February 27, 2010.
People with money among people with none! The bilingual Yankee escapes Cuban chaperones to deliver a literate view of Cuba. Meet gays, actors, whores, marijuana addicts, young adults, grandparents renting bedrooms, etc. Witnesses the rebirth of Havana's 'Carnaval' after a lapse of six years, and get to know a middle-aged American named Richard, who seeks a wife in Cuban dancer Wendy.