Sometimes I think my parents sent me to Switzerland because they didn’t want me around. Things were going downhill for my father ever since we moved from Miami to New York City. My dad was kind of unusual for a Cuban exile. First, he was Jewish when most Cubans were Catholic, like my mother. Second, he was politically liberal—a registered Democrat, in fact—and believed that Cubans off
the island should talk to the Cubans on
the island. That made him Public Enemy Number One in Miami.
When the other Cuban exiles found out that Max Wahl had gone to Havana to...