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  • Telex desde Cuba (Spanish Edition)

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $20.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9788492663392
    • Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
    • Published: June 2012
    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 Mazière 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 través de los personajes y sus historias entrecruzadas, esta novela ofrece una visión de un periodo crucial de la historia contemporánea que certificó el fin de una época. En los años cincuenta la economía cubana está 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 niños que se han criado en ese pequeño paraíso desde el que apenas atisban la situación real de la isla. En las montañas, un grupo encabezado por Fidel Castro comienza a organizarse y a poner en marcha una revolución que terminará con la caída del dictador Batista y la expulsión de los norteamericanos de Cuba. En La Habana, el traficante de armamento francés La Mazière coquetea con una bailarina de cabaret que le facilitará el acceso a los cubanos más poderosos. Esta novela está llena de observaciones agudas sobre la naturaleza humana y el prejuicio colonial, las cuales proveen un entendimiento profundo sobre las causas de la revolución.
  • Telex from Cuba

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416561040
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: June 2009
    A brilliant debut novel about the Americans who were driven out of Cuba in 1958. Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend 300,000 acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane, which surrounds their gated enclave. The rural tropics are a child's paradise, yet Everly and K.C. have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them - the excessive drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and simmering violence. When the Castro-led revolt begins in the mountains above the cane plantation, they discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. And, they hear the whispers of what is to come. 336p. A National Book Award nominee.
  • The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544812116
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Flamethrowers

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439142011
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: January 2014
    Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Telex from Cuba.
  • The Flamethrowers: A Novel

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781439142004
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: April 2013
    Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Telex from Cuba.
  • The Mars Room

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476756554
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: May 2018
  • The Mars Room: A Novel

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781476756585
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: May 2019
  • The Skin

    By Curzio Malaparte

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590176221
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: November 2013
    "'It is a shameful thing to win a war.' The reliably unorthodox Curzio Malaparte's own service as an Italian liaison officer with the Allies during the invasion of Italy was the basis for this searing and surreal novel, in which the contradictions inherent in any attempt to simultaneously conquer and liberate a people beset the triumphant but ingenuous American forces as they make their way up the peninsula. Malaparte's account begins in occupied Naples, where veterans of the disbanded and humiliated Italian army beg for work, and ceremonial dinners for high Allied officers or important politicians feature the last remaining sea creatures in the city's famous aquarium. He leads the American Fifth Army along the Via Appia Antica into Rome, where the celebrations of a vast, joy-maddened crowd are only temporarily interrupted when one well-wisher slips beneath the tread of a Sherman tank. As the Allied advance continues north to Florence and Milan, the civil war intensifies, provoking in the author equal abhorrence for killing fellow Italians and for the "heroes of tomorrow," those who will come out of hiding to shout "Long live liberty" as soon as the Germans are chased away. Like Celine, another anarchic satirist and disillusioned veteran of two world wars, Malaparte paints his compatriots as in a fun-house mirror that yet speaks the truth, creating terrifying, grotesque, and often darkly comic scenes that will not soon be forgotten. Unlike the French writer however, he does so in the characteristicallysophisticated, lush, yet unsentimental prose that was as responsible for his fame as was his surprising political trajectory. The Skin was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church, and placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. "--
  • The Strange Case of Rachel K

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811224215
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: March 2015
    A collection of three stories describes the origins of the universe featured in the author's previous novel, Telex From Cuba and includes tales of the illegal broadcasts of a faith healer and a president who offers ice cream to a prostitute.
  • The Strange Case of Rachel K

    By Rachel Kushner

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811225533
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: September 2016

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