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Written by Yosely Pereira and Billy Ivey
Narrated by Gustavo Rex
7 hours, 15 minutes
Released 8/2/2022
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN #9781666549041


What could compel the humble son of a carpenter to build a boat, battle the shark-infested waters of the Florida Straits, and leave the only life he’s ever known?

A Sea between Us is the harrowing true story of Yosely Pereira, the love of his life, Taire, and their incredible fight to escape the brutal bonds of communist Cuba.

Ninety miles lay between their island prison and their dreams. But crossing those miles was only the beginning of this gripping journey. After building a boat and enduring the Florida Straits, Yosely secured his freedom, but his own escape was not enough. Taire and their two young children still needed to be rescued.

A story of a harrowing journey fueled by love . . .

A Sea between Us celebrates the strength of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.


Yosely Pereira has lived in the United States since 2004. Yosely works as a master carpenter, designing and constructing special projects from his workshop in Nashville. His wife, Taire, serves students and parents as a parents outreach translator and ESL teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools. The couple currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee.

Billy Ivey lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been an advertising writer and branding professional for more than twenty years. Throughout his career, he has partnered with local, regional, and national brands like Chick-fil-A, Home Depot, Major League Baseball, and hundreds more. Billy earned his BA in English literature from Samford University. He and his wife, Bethany, have five children.


A bi-lingual voice actor for 30 years, Gustavo moved from theater, TV and film into voice work. He live in Los Angeles where he narrated Joel Osteen's Your Best Life Now, Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, Carlos Santana's The Universal Tone, into Spanish. In English he narrated Oscar Hijuelo's Another Spaniard in the Works, Dirty Gold, Sand and Blood and The Last Emperor of Mexico. He’s represented by C.E.S.D. for voice related work.

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