Author: Pedro Juan Gutierrez

Jul 2001
Dirty Havana Trilogy Translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
by Pedro Juan Gutierrez

Farrar, Straus & Giroux
392 pages $39.95 cloth
ISBN: 0374140162

Humidity, Sex and Decay
by Stan Persky
Cuban writer Pedro Juan Gutierrez walks down some pretty mean streets in his Dirty Havana Trilogy. Billed somewhat awkwardly as "a novel in stories," Dirty Havana is actually a three-part collection of some 60 picaresque tales about the unrelenting grimness of life in crumbling Havana during the permanent "crisis" of the post-Soviet mid-1990s. Read more...

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