The Book Of Havana: A City In Short Fiction by Daniel ChavarríaThe Book Of Havana: A City In Short Fiction by Daniel Chavarría

The Book Of Havana: A City In Short Fiction

byDaniel Chavarría, Irina J. DavidenkoEditorOrsola Casagrande

Paperback | June 21, 2018

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The stories gathered in this anthology reflect the many complex challenges Havana’s citizens have had to endure as a result of their country’s political isolation—from the hardships of the "Special Period," to the pitfalls of Cuba’s schizophrenic currency system, to the indignities of becoming a cheap tourist destination for well-heeled Westerners. Moving through various moments in its recent history, as well as through different neighbourhoods—from the prefab, Soviet-era maze of Alamar, to the bars and nightclubs of the Malecón and Vedado—these stories also demonstrate the defiance of Havana: surviving decades of economic disappointment with a flair for the comic, the surreal and the fantastical that remains as fresh as the first dreams of revolution.
Orsola Casagrande was a journalist with the daily national Italian paper il manifesto for 25 years. She is currently the co-editor of the web magazine Global Rights, is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and Turkish, and reads and speaks Kurdish. Orsola is currently living in Havana. She has reported on the Irish, Kurdish and Basque p...
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Title:The Book Of Havana: A City In Short FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:June 21, 2018Publisher:Comma PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910974013

ISBN - 13:9781910974018

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