By Gustavo Sainz,Mauricio Morán,Alejandro Zenker
By Gustavo Sainz,Mauricio Morán,Alejandro Zenker
By Eduardo Rabasa,Christina MacSweeney
By Yoss,David Frye
Praise for Yoss
“One of the main prestigious technological know-how fiction authors of the island.”
—On Cuba Magazine
"A proficient and bold writer."
"José Miguel Sánchez [Yoss] is Cuba’s such a lot adorned technology fiction writer, who has cultivated the main status for this style within the mainstream, and the one individual of the entire Island’s citizens who lives through his pen.”
Born José Miguel Sánchez Gómez, Yoss assumed his pen identify in 1988, whilst he gained the Premio David Award within the technology fiction classification for Timshel. with his unusual pseudonym, the author's aesthetic of an impentinent rocker has allowed him to face out among his fellow Cuban writers. incomes a level in Biology in 1991, he went directly to graduate from the 1st ever direction on Narrative options on the Onelio Jorge Cardoso heart of Literary education, within the yr 1999. this day, Yoss writes either sensible and technological know-how fiction works. along those novels, the writer produces essays, compliment for, and compilations, and actively promotes the Cuban technology fiction literary workshops, Espiral and Espacio Abierto.
When he isn’t translating, David Frye teaches Latin American tradition and society on the college of Michigan. Translations comprise First New Chronicle and Good Government by way of Guaman Poma de Ayala (Peru, 1615); The Mangy Parrot by way of José Joaquín Fernandez de Lizardi (Mexico, 1816), for which he bought a countrywide Endowment for the humanities Fellowship; Writing throughout Cultures: Narrative Transculturation in Latin America through Ángel Rama (Uruguay, 1982), and several other Cuban and Spanish novels and poems.
By Alfredo Véa
deserted as a toddler, brooding and haunted as an grownup, Simon Vegas, “the Mexican Flyboy,” toils for years to fix a time computer that fell into his fingers in Vietnam. With assistance from his pal, eccentric Hephaestus Segundo, Simon makes use of the machine to fly via time. at any place acts of human cruelty happen, some time past or within the current, the computing device shall we him raise the affliction away and carry them to a utopian afterlife. mixing magical realism, technological know-how fiction, heritage, and comic-book fable, The Mexican Flyboy swoops readers from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the vineyards of Northern California, from Ethel Rosenberg’s execution to Joan of Arc’s pyre, in a story of justice, trauma, remorse, and redemption.
The lifeless go through the narrative in a parade instantaneously heartbreaking and hopeful, between them Vincent van Gogh and Malcolm X, Ernest Hemingway and Amadou Diallo. however the living—Simon’s pregnant spouse, Elena, his previous good friend Ezekiel Stein, prisoner Lenny Hudson—all throw doubt onto Simon’s tale. Is Simon really a “magus,” transporting martyrs to a shared group in paradise? Or is he only a guy damaged by means of loss, guilt, and the trauma of struggle, hopelessly misplaced in an phantasm of his personal making?
Crossing genres and mixing comedy with tragedy, Alfredo Véa imagines a global the place we will be able to rewrite our pasts and heal the injuries inflicted via background. Inviting comparisons to the paintings of James Joyce and Jorge Luis Borges, Junot Díaz and Michael Chabon, this strong ebook is like not anything else you've ever read.
By Alberto Chimal
By Lilian Guevara,Jose Luis Rodriguez Pitti
By Felicia Zamora
By Victor Villasenor
Roberto Garcia is simply seventeen, yet he already has giant goals of constructing his fortune, development a relatives, and gaining the consideration of his neighborhood. With ambition to burn and a fondness to end up his manhood, Roberto takes the damaging trip north, crossing the Mexican border to select fruit within the “golden fields” of California. it's stated stable guy could make more cash there in every week than in a whole yr within the mountains of Michoacán, his domestic. With goals that overshadow harsh realities, Roberto is unprepared for the wedged boxcars and bolted vehicles that hold undervalued migrant staff throughout the searing wilderness to lengthy days of harsh hard work.
Raw, strong, poetic, and heartbreaking, Macho! brings to existence the brutality of migrant exertions, Cesar Chavez’s efforts to unionize employees, and a vibrant portrayal of the immigrant event throughout the eyes of a courageous younger guy who bids see you later to every little thing he is familiar with to stick to his dreams.
By Nadia R. Altschul
By Alan Howard
Peace Corps Volunteer Laura Jenson has much in universal with Peter Franklin, a Fulbright student, whom she meets in Guatemala urban in 1963. either one of them are encouraged via JFK’s name to motion for a brand new international coverage that may support the bad and advertise democracy. What they locate, even if, is the truth of America’s one-dimensional chilly battle guidelines that bought us into Vietnam and radicalized a iteration. They fall in love as Laura turns into taken with Guatemala’s nascent progressive movement.
As the political state of affairs in Guatemala erupts, Laura attracts Peter into additionally helping the progressive move, they usually commence operating jointly clandestinely within the urban and mountains. the strain builds because the government’s defense forces shut in on them after which seize them in a secure house.