Sirena selena vestida de pena

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9788439704607: Sirena selena vestida de pena

Sirena Selena es un joven gay que se prostituye para sobrevivir. Sin embargo, su historia cambia radicalmente cuando conoce en las calles de San Juan a la dueña del bar Danubio Azul: Martha Divine, una drag queen ya entrada en años, rubia oxigenada y siempre con uñas de color granate, que queda impresionada por la bella y dulce voz del muchacho. Martha lo toma bajo su cuidado para transformarlo en la más hermosa drag que nadie haya visto y juntas se van a probar suerte a República Dominicana, donde vivirán una serie de inesperados y angustiosos sucesos.
Sirena Selena vestida de pena es el emotivo reflejo de una parte de la sociedad caribeña y una gran reflexión sobre los enigmas de la sexualidad. Escrita con un lenguaje travieso y conmovedor, esta novela evidencia la intrínseca relación entre el amor y el sufrimiento.

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Text: Spanish

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Santos-Febres won the 1996 Juan Rulfo prize for her short story "Oso blanco" ("White Bear"), found in her collection, El cuerpo correcto (The Correct Body, R & R Editoras). This is the talented Puerto Rican writer's hilarious first novel about drag-queen life in the Caribbean. The novel's charismatic protagonist, Martha Divine, once made her living performing at fabulous international gay clubs with girlfriends who dressed up as Bianca Jagger and Margot Hemingway, among others. When she discovers a young, effeminate boy with the voice of an angel singing in the streets of San Juan, she immediately becomes his agent. Taking him to the Dominican Republic to perform at its most elegant hotel and giving him his first waxing from head to toe, she transforms him into the breathtaking and naughty Sirena Selena, capable of seducing the straightest of men. The novel, narrated by both Sirena and Martha, is written in the sassy and charming voice of a Caribbean diva, peppered with occasional Spanglish. It explores the nuanced layers of sexuality and the notion of how makeup and costumes can bring out one's hidden personalities. Recommended for a wide range of bookstores and all public and academic libraries. [The English translation, Sirena Selena, is available from Picador. Ed.] Adriana Lopez, "Criticas.
- Adriana Lopez, "Criticas"
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