Raul Villarreal presents “Hemingway’s Cuban Son”
Event Start Date: March 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Event End Date: March 18, 2017 3:00 PM
Please join Gainesville’s Raul Villarreal as he presents the memoir of his father, “Hemingway’s Cuban Son” during a one-hour presentation and reading, followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public.
In 1996 René Villarreal returned to Cuba to retrieve his memoir of his life with Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigia. Sadly, he learned that the manuscript and photographs had been lost. Determined to tell his story, Villarreal, together with his son Raúl, set about rewriting the account of how he came to be Ernest Hemingway’s majordomo, confidant, and friend—his Cuban son.
“This is the story of a poor, young Cuban boy who grew into a man and gained the trust and respect of a famous American author, whom he loved like a father. A man he called ‘Papa.’’—from the Preface
This event is part of this year's Bulla Cubana.