The Cuban Comedy

A love story steeped in political satire, poetry, and the lightest touches of magical realism

By Pablo Medina Read by Cynthia Farrell Humorous / Literary English, Unabridged 6h 8m Sell Sheet
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5 Audio CDs July 9, 2019 $59.99 $47.99 9781974967674 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs July 9, 2019 $29.99 $19.99 9781974967711 Add to Cart
Description
							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.