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Writing is almost poetry in its attention to detail and the descriptions of the inner impression the world makes on the protagonist. It depicts what happened to the people of Puerto Rico as a consequence of moving the economy from a multi-crop agrarian structure to the cultivation of a single crop, sugar, as a way to meet the demands for sugar outside the country itself. It documents the abuses and inhumane conditions that are a consequence of the influx of mega sugar companies, mainly from the ...more
Fantatstic historical background ( the era of the American Sugar CO., and the mistreatment towards the peons) and he done a good job describing the principal character's evolution through the story, still he didn't knew how to keep the reader wanting to know more.