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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.
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Reading the City
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Street Date: June 21, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-5970
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