The Cuban Comedy by Pablo Medina audiobook

The Cuban Comedy

By Pablo Medina
Read by Cynthia Farrell

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6.12 Hours 1
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Piedra Negra is an isolated village that is home to many soldiers who were injured in the revolution and now pass their time drinking firewater so intense that they all hallucinate and most never recover. The firewater distiller's daughter, Elena, longs to be a poet. After a chance encounter with Daniel Arcilla, Cuba's most important poet, she wins a national poetry prize and leaves Piedra Negra behind for Havana. There, she encounters a population adjusting to a new way of life post-revolution: spies with secret meetings and black marketeers dealing with censorship. Full of outlandish humor and insights into an often contradictory and Kafkaesque regime, author Pablo Medina brings 1960s Cuba to life through the eyes of Elena.

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Piedra Negra is an isolated village that is home to many soldiers who were injured in the revolution and now pass their time drinking firewater so intense that they all hallucinate and most never recover. The firewater distiller's daughter, Elena, longs to be a poet. After a chance encounter with Daniel Arcilla, Cuba's most important poet, she wins a national poetry prize and leaves Piedra Negra behind for Havana. There, she encounters a population adjusting to a new way of life post-revolution: spies with secret meetings and black marketeers dealing with censorship. Full of outlandish humor and insights into an often contradictory and Kafkaesque regime, author Pablo Medina brings 1960s Cuba to life through the eyes of Elena.

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Author Bio: Pablo Medina

Author Bio: Pablo Medina

Pablo Medina came to the United States from Cuba in 1960 at the age of twelve. He is the author of three novels, a memoir, and several volumes of poetry. He chairs the writing concentration at Eugene Lang College of New School University in New York. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English