At a glance:
- Author: Ana Lydia Vega
- First Published: 1982
- Type of Plot: Regional, satire
- Time of Work: The 1970’s
- Setting: The open sea off the coast of Florida
- Characters: Antenor, Diogenes, Carmelo
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Discrimination, 1970's, North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Traveling or travelers, Caribbean, Twentieth century, Betrayal, Immigration or emigration, Nationalism, Florida, Cuba or Cubans, Refugees, Haiti or Haitians, Puerto Rico or Puerto Ricans, Survival, Cooperation
- Locales: Seas
“Cloud Cover Caribbean” is told by a third-person omniscient narrator. It is September, hurricane season in the Caribbean, and Antenor has been on the open sea in a makeshift vessel for two days. He has not seen anything or anyone since he left his home island of Haiti. He unexpectedly hears Spanish being spoken and helps a shipwrecked man from the Dominican Republic aboard his little boat, which nearly tips over with the additional weight. Antenor cautiously shares the water from his canteen with the newcomer. Though Antenor speaks French, and Diogenes, the...
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