June 23 @ 7:00 pm
En-Persona: Una Noche con Carlos Manuel Álvarez | The Tribe : Portraits of Cuba
Books & Books presentan…
Una Noche con Carlos Manuel Álvarez
(Graywolf Press, $17)
jueves, 23 de junio, 7 PM
EN PERSONA: Books & Books, Coral Gables
Estamos muy contentos de presentar escritor Carlos Manuel Álvarez.
Tenga en cuenta: Este evento es en Books & Books, Coral Gables y los boletos son GRATIS. Los libros estarán a la venta en la librería la noche del evento.
Sobre el libro:
Teeming with life and compulsively readable, the pieces gathered in The Tribe aggregate into an extraordinary mosaic of Cuba today. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, one of the most exciting young writers in Latin America, employs the crónica form—a genre unique to Latin American writing that blends reportage, narrative nonfiction, and novelistic techniques—to illuminate a particularly turbulent period in Cuban history, from the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the United States, to the death of Fidel Castro, to the convulsions of the San Isidro Movement.
Unique, edgy, and stylishly written, The Tribe shows a society in flux, featuring athletes in exile, artists, nurses, underground musicians and household names, dissident poets, the hidden underclass at a landfill, migrants attempting to make their way across Central America, fugitives escaping the FBI, and dealers in the black market, as well as revelers and policemen in the noisy Havana night. It is a major work of reportage by one of Granta’s Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists.
Sobre el autor:
CARLOS MANUEL ÁLVAREZ is the author of The Fallen. He has been included in Granta’s “Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists” as well as Bogotá39’s best Latin American writers under 40. He lives in New York City.