The Greatest Achievement is to Leave

TOWER reviewed in the Atticus Review by Ashley Miller:

Achy Obejas precedes her captivating collection, The Tower of the Antilles, with the epigraph “siempre he vivido en Cuba,” or, “I have always lived in Cuba.” The snippet is succinct and stark, but unfolds upon finishing this collection of ten short stories. After swimming through the heavy, often humid atmosphere Obejas creates, readers recognize that the expression should not be taken literally. It doesn’t speak for the bodies of those extricated from Cuba, it speaks for their souls.

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