Casi Rubia en la Isla del Deseo: Una Novela (Spanish Edition)

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Basada en la semi-autobiográfica y extremadamente popular serie "Havana Honey" publicada en Salon.com, Casi Rubia en la Isla del Deseo es el valiente retrato de una mujer determinada a infiltrar a Cuba, en la actualidad, para encontrar al padre que nunca conoció.

En su búsqueda, la americana privilegiada Alysia Briggs se queda sin dinero y completamente sola en la Habana. Desesperada por la situación, se encuentra obligada a adoptar la vida de las jineteras—las cubanas educadas que complementan su ingreso escaso acomodando a los turistas que llegan a Cuba en busca de sexo.

Con un vívido ojo para los detalles y un ingenio agudo, Lisa Wixon relata el recorrido de Alysia y crea una canción de amor para Cuba—un tributo de todo corazón a las personas valientes que enfrentan una pobreza que paraliza al alma, donde los doctores ganan dieciocho dólares mensuales y un par de vaqueros cuesta el doble.

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"Wixon has crafted an unflinching debut novel that, if it were a woman, might lean against a streetpost in old Havana, stare you boldly in the eye, and dare you to say something.

"By turns tender and terse, "Dirty Blonde and Half-Cuban" takes the reader on a young woman's dizzying, sometimes shocking journey to find her Cuban roots, and succeeds in creating a refreshingly cynical, unpatronizing window into life in modern Cuba.

"In a post-Hemmingway era, when too many authors instinctively romanticize Cuban women as passionate or hot-blooded, Wixon accurately presents a brutal, comic tale of the contemporary Cuban condition, where too many bright, beautiful women have replaced morality and doctorate degrees with desperation and prostitution.

"I know a lot of Cuban men on the island who will loathe this book for waving Cuba's semen-stained sheets for the world to see, and for that Wixon deserves a bodyguard, and a great big you go, girl."

----Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of "Dirty Girls Social Club" and "Make Him Look Good"

About the Author:

Lisa Wixon has lived in Europe and Latin America and traveled to more than forty countries. She currently makes her home in New York City. Dirty Blonde and Half-Cuban is her first novel.

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