Adios Muchachos by Carlos Lopez, Daniel Chavarría

By Carlos Lopez, Daniel Chavarría

Alicia is a great, convinced and lovely prostitute in Havana. She isn't really a street-walker. quite, she screens her wares on bicycle, seducing males in the course of the impossible to resist pull of her superb derrière. John King, her new purchaser, is a Canadian businessman with a remarkable resemblance to superstar Alain Delon. this is often no usual “John” and Alicia's emotions for him develop; she sees of their dating the potential for break out from her dead-end existence in a Havana plagued with shortage. while John King’s prosperous and sexually deviant boss is unexpectedly killed, Alicia and John hatch a get-rich-quick scheme. an online of deception is woven, yet simply as speedy unraveled disastrously, and just one individual is ready to say "adiós” to the dilapidated island of Cuba.

Daniel Chavarría used to be born in Uruguay in 1933. He spent the Sixties fascinated with a number of South American liberation struggles. He fled the continent and settled in Havana, Cuba, the place he has resided due to the fact that 1969. From 1975 to 1986, Chavarría labored as a translator of literature into Spanish, and taught Latin, Greek and Classical Literature on the collage of Havana. His novels, brief tales, literary journalism, and screenplays have reached audiences throughout Latin the United States, Europe, and Asia. Chavarría has gained quite a few literary awards world wide, together with a 1992 Dashiell Hammett Award. Adiós Muchachos is his first novel to be translated into English. In 2002, Akashic Books will post his secret novel, The Eye of Cybele, set in old Greece.

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