The Greatest Performance is the ironic title of this deceptively simple, intense, poetic novel of exile. Two soul mates recount to each other their stories of living on the margins of family, country, and sexual identity. Their struggle for love and psychological integrity take us from Cuba to Spain and to the United States where increased freedom is accompanied by culture conflict and the very real threat of AIDS. The Greatest Performance is alternately touching, humorous, and shocking. It is truly memorable literature.