Title: Los Gusanos
Publisher: New York,: HarperCollins, 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. John Sayles is the independent writer/director/actor of The Return of the Secaucus Seven and Matewan, among others. This is his third novel, and it's set in Miami in 1981 and spans six decades, from the turn of the century Cuba to present day Miami. Marta de la Pena is a beautiful, religious, and obsessed woman who yearns to avenge the murder of her beloved brother in the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. It is a novel of political events and upheavels, of people struggling to embrace their new home while the memories of their lost country still burn inside. Light foxing to top page edges, slight bump to bottom corner of rear boards, Bookseller Inventory # L034
Synopsis: Award-winning writer John Sayles's critically acclaimed novel explores fifty years of Cuban-American relations. Set in Miami in 1981, Los Gusanos is the vivid and moving account of one extended family's life in Cuba and the United States. With pathos and understanding, Sayles introduces us to a memorable range of characters—young, old, black, and white—all of whom are struggling to make a new life in their adopted country while haunted by the memories of Cuba. Taking as its title the derogatory term Castro used to describe those who fled to Miami after he came to power, Los Gusanos is beautifully rendered; a deterministic study of who will be the casualty and who the survivor in a time of political upheaval.
Product Description: Set in contemporary Miami, this is a portrait of the contemporary Cuban community. The novel is peopled with every variety of Cuban exile, the hustlers, the wheeler-dealers, the cynics, the demoralized, the politicized, the dreamers and the drug barons.
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