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Ernesto Mestre-Reed, Andrea Yaryura Clark & David Unger: A Conversation

Saturday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm

Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)

300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Set in Cuba in 1998, Ernesto Mestre-Reed‘s Sacrificio: A Novel is a triumphant work of violence, loss, and identity, following a group of young HIV-positive counterrevolutionaries who seek to overthrow the Castro government. Captured on its pages are the fury, passion, fatalism, and grim humor of young lives lived at the margins of a society they desperately wish to change. In Andrea Yaryura Clark‘s On a Night of a Thousand Stars: A Novel, the daughter of a wealthy Argentine diplomat living large in New York gets curious about her father’s life in the years leading up to the military dictatorship and Argentina’s “Dirty War” of the late 1970s. Her search leads her to question her family and her identity – and puts her life in danger. Translated by Guatemalan-born David Unger, a recipient of the country’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Literature Prize for Lifetime Achievement, Asturias’ masterpiece Mr. President – inspired by life under the regime of President Manuel Estrada Cabrera of Guatemala – is at once a surrealist masterpiece, a blade-sharp satire of totalitarianism, and a gripping portrait of psychological terror.

 

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Date:
Saturday, November 19
Time:
1:30 pm

Authors

Other

Language
English
Occurrence
Annual

Venue

Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
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