Concrete Wings

Take the journey and discover why success isn’t always measured by what one becomes, but often by what one overcomes.
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A naïve teen sent out of Cuba to retrieve smuggled family jewels on the eve of the Bay of Pigs invasion comes of age in New York City at the height of the sexual revolution and earns his political and economic freedom. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his liberty when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society. Take the journey and discover why success isn’t always measured by what one becomes, but often by what one overcomes.

I was immediately drawn into the story and anxiously awaited turning the page to find out what happens next. It was also a good lesson in the history of Cuba and Castro's takeover without getting too involved in specific details. The author gives us just enough background to understand what really happened and how the Cuban people were treated. It was riveting to read and empathize with the main character, Julian, while following him on his journey from Cuba to Spain and then to America. The author makes you feel like you have befriended him and want to know how his life turns out. It's a great read!!

-- A. M. Silver

Beverly Gandara (Author)

Award-winning Screenwriter and Novelist, a New York native, Beverly attended Brooklyn College and Marymount College before beginning her screenwriting studies at the Gotham Writers Workshop. Her first screenplay Concrete Wings has been converted to a full length novel now available in soft cover, Kindle and audio book at Amazon and other fine retailers. Concrete Wings is about Julian, a naive teen sent out of Cuba on the eve of the Bay Of Pigs Invasion to retrieve smuggled family jewels. Coming of age in New York at the height of the sexual revolution, he earns his political and economic freedom. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his liberty when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society. Concrete Wings received: 2018 Florida Book Festival’s Honorable Mention in the General Fiction Category 2017 The Reader’s Favorite Five Star Seal 2017 Literary Classic’s Seal of Approval 2017 New York Book Festival’s Honorable Mention in the General Fiction Category Her novel, Soaring In Silence is inspired by Unprotected Witness, a screenplay co-written with Jack Knight, veteran actor of stage, screen and television. Soaring In Silence is about a young recently handicapped married woman who by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet, overcomes her struggle against the unwanted sexual advances of a dangerous retiree with a buried criminal past. Soaring in Silence received: 2019 The Reader’s Favorite Five Star Seal Her next book is about working women, their challenges and triumphs. Bev’s comedy screenplay Rent Money garnered her the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival. Rent Money is about a an independent virgin bookkeeper working for two sexually active men in the Radio and TV Barter business in Manhattan in 1965 who is focused on two goals. 1. remain independent and pay her own rent. 2. experience womanhood with a handsome neighbor. Stymied by society’s changing rules during the sexual revolution, with courage and dignity, she reaches at least one of her goals successfully. Her other screenplays, a mix of family dramas, dramas and thrillers are all contest placed. Many of Bev’s stories are inspired by and or/based on true stories. Her heroic characters understand that success isn’t always measured by what one becomes but often by what one overcomes She resides in the southeast with her husband, Armand whose experiences inspired Concrete Wings.

Take the journey and discover why success isn’t always measured by what one becomes, but often by what one overcomes.

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