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Dirty Havana Trilogy: A Novel in Stories

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ISBN13: 9780060006891
ISBN10: 0060006897
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Banned in Cuba but celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, this picaresque novel in stories chronicles the misadventures of Pedro Juan, a former Cuban journalist living from hand to mouth in the squalor of contemporary Havana, half disgusted and half fascinated by the depths to which he has sunk. Like the lives of so many of his neighbors in the crumbling, once-elegant apartment houses that line Havana's waterfront, Pedro Juan's days and nights have been reduced by the so-called special times — the harsh recession that followed the Soviet Union's collapse — to the struggle of surviving the daily grit through the escapist pursuit of sex. Pedro Juan scrapes by under the shadow of hunger — all the while observing his lovers and friends, strangers on the street, and their suffering with an unsentimental, mocking, yet sympathetic eye.

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Pedro Juan Gutiérrez is the author of several published works of poetry. He lives in Havana, where he devotes himself to writing and painting.

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film_ronin, May 1, 2007 (view all comments by film_ronin)
The novel lives up to every promise of the title. Every page is a rum soaked lustful portrait of a society full of life, its struggle for survival told by (and symbolized by) 'Pedro Juan', a hustler always looking for his next meal, drink or lay. The Cuba that many only know through Hemingway is long past, yet the warm character of its people and the beauty of the Malecon comes through like a sweet sea salt breeze.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060006891
Translator:
Wimmer, Natasha
Author:
Wimmer, Natasha
Author:
Gutierrez, Pedro Juan
Publisher:
Ecco Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
69
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.02x5.46x.98 in. .76 lbs.

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