The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, a historical novel from João Cerqueira

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Thus, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro could be considered a political and metaphysical thriller where Jesus comes to Earth to prevent a war, God wonders who his creator is while singing the Cat Stevens' song Father and Son, Fidel Castro makes a pact with the Devil, whores and farmers refuse Marxism, a priest and the owner of a brothel (Madame Lola) fight a duel, monks start a revolution in a monastery, and, in the end, a true miracle happens.



I have been to Cuba three times and some parts of the book - the demonstrations against the regime - were told to me by Havana citizens who fought the police.

Synopsis


God receives a request for help from Fatima because a war between Fidel Castro and JFK is about to start.

Worried, God asks his son Jesus to return to Earth and difuse the conflict.


Meanwhile, JFK and his counselor are about to interrogate a captured Fidel Castro's spy (Varadero). Following a testy Communism versus Capitalism debate, JFK set him free and Varadero returns to Cuba. However, his faith in Fidel Castro is shaken and the spy begins to suspect that he is supporting the wrong side.


In Cuba, Fidel Castro faces protests on the streets and realizes that he is about to be overthrown. Suspecting Varadero betrayed him, Fidel imprisons the spy as he previously did with the revolutionary hero Camilo Ochoa[1]. Desperate, he decides to invade JFK's country as a way to divert people's attention from his own problems.

Fidel's' army invades part of JFK's country but cannot conveniently convince the inhabitants of the advantages of Marxism. Whilst peasants refuse a land reform, whores prefer free enterprise. Castro is then forced to ask Varadero for advice. Varadero seizes the opportunity accusing him of having betrayed the revolution and responsible for Cuba's misery.

Disturbed and distressed, Fidel isolates himself in unknown territory and following a fall which leaves him amnesiac. He is found by monks who take him to a solitary convent where mad people are ministered by the Church. Once inside he see's the fools are enslaved, Castro starts a revolution against the friars. The course of events reignites his memory.

By this time, Christ has arrived on Earth accompanied by Fatima, who is convinced she can create a miracle to avoid the ultimate battle between JFK and Fidel Castro.


Back with his army, Fidel Castro receives a visit from the Devil and makes a pact: he sells his soul in exchange for being remembered as a hero who fought for a better world. In the future, nobody will call him dictator.

Finally the two armies meet in battle, but JFK proposes to fight Fidel Castro in a duel to avoid wholesale carnage.

Fatima, Christ and Varadero watch the duel behind a bush. After a violent struggle, JFK overthrows Castro with a stone. Then he grabs a knife ... .

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