English translation of the novel La noche vigilada. Translated by David William Foster.
Night Watch is the story of a writer who has endured political imprisonment for writing unacceptable to the Castro regime in Cuba. His nocturnal wanderings in Havana lead him from a colonial cafe where he begins an intense romance with a young woman to an unforeseen trip on a raft across the Straits of Florida to Miami, the second capital of Cuba. Accompanied by his lover and two others fleeing the Castro regime, he becomes part of the exile community in Miami where he is lost, without a compass, struggling to create a way of life that will help him deal with the pain of exile. In Spanish. "La noche vigilada no es la primera novela política de Bragado, pero sí es una novela en la quel el patriotismo cubano deja en el paladar un sabor de solidaridad y combate."—Diario Las Americas