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Telex Desde Cuba

Telex Desde Cuba
 

Through the characters and their intertwined stories, this novel offers a glimpse into a crucial period of contemporary history that marked the end of an era. The Cuban economy of the 1950s is dictated by the United States, and Cuba's dominant class, made up of American executive... read full description below.

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ISBN 9788492663392
Barcode 9788492663392
Published 10 May 2012 by Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language Spanish
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Translated by Bustelo, Gabriela
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ISBN-13 9788492663392
ISBN-10 8492663391
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
Imprint Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
Publication Date 10 May 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language Spanish
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Translated by Bustelo, Gabriela
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Spanish
Number of Pages 424
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 540g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Through the characters and their intertwined stories, this novel offers a glimpse into a crucial period of contemporary history that marked the end of an era. The Cuban economy of the 1950s is dictated by the United States, and Cuba's dominant class, made up of American executives and their families living in the Oriente province, leads an almost colonial lifestyle. Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites are two children who have been raised in this small paradise and who can't even begin to suspect the rest of the island's reality. In the mountains, a group led by Fidel Castro begins to organize itself and start the revolution that will conclude with the fall of dictator Batista and the expulsion of Americans from Cuba. In Havana, the French arms dealer La Maziere flirts with a cabaret dancer who will facilitate his access to Cuba's rich and powerful. This novel is full of sharp observations on human nature and colonialist bias, which provide a deep understanding of the revolution's causes. A traves de los personajes y sus historias entrecruzadas, esta novela ofrece una vision de un periodo crucial de la historia contemporanea que certifico el fin de una epoca. En los anos cincuenta la economia cubana esta dictada por los Estados Unidos, y la clase dominante de la isla, formada por directivos estadounidenses y sus familias viviendo en la provincia de Oriente, lleva un estilo de vida casi colonial. Everly Lederer y K.C. Stites son dos ninos que se han criado en ese pequeno paraiso desde el que apenas atisban la situacion real de la isla. En las montanas, un grupo encabezado por Fidel Castro comienza a organizarse y a poner en marcha una revolucion que terminara con la caida del dictador Batista y la expulsion de los norteamericanos de Cuba. En La Habana, el traficante de armamento frances La Maziere coquetea con una bailarina de cabaret que le facilitara el acceso a los cubanos mas poderosos. Esta novela esta llena de observaciones agudas sobre la naturaleza humana y el prejuicio colonial, las cuales proveen un entendimiento profundo sobre las causas de la revolucion.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A fluid, eye-opening symphony of a book. -- Seattle Times , on the English-language edition

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Author's Bio

Rachel Kushner is an essayist and author. She is currently the editor of the literary magazine Soft Targets. She lives in Los Angeles. Gabriela Bustelois anovelist and translator of English literature, essays, and films. She has published three novels, frequently contributes to Spanish and Latin American media, and has translated works byRudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mark Twain.

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