Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Novel set in the "special period"

From The Miami Herald:

Testing the watery dividing line between Cuba, U.S.

Among the many insights Achy Obejas garnered while writing Ruins, the meaning of the ocean might be one of the most intriguing. Her novel is set in Cuba in 1994, shortly after the demise of the Soviet Union, and it follows Usnavy Martín Leyva, a 54-year-old bodega worker and devout believer in the revolution.

Click here for the ret of the story and an interview novelist Achy Obejas.
Click here for Achy Obejas' official site.

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