Sunday, November 5, 4pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes editor Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo and contributor Jorge Enrique Lage, who will read from and discuss their new collection, Cuba in Splinters: Eleven Stories from the New Cuba!
Think Cuba, you're likely to think bearded revolutionaries in fatigues. Salsa. Sugar cane. Rock 'n' roll, zombies, drugs—anomie and angst—do not generally figure in our mental images of a country that's assumed an outsized place in the American imagination. But fresh from the tropics, in Cuba in Splinters—a sparkling package of stories we're assured are fictional—that's exactly what you'll find. Eleven writers largely unknown outside Cuba depict a world that veers from a hyperreal Havana in decay, against a backdrop of oblivious drug-toting German tourists, to a fantasy land—or is it?—where vigilant Cubans bar the door to zombies masquerading as health inspectors. Sex and knife-fights, stutterers and addicts, losers and lost literary classics: welcome to a raw and genuine island universe closed to casual visitors.
Attendees will also get to enjoy Cuban music and samples of Cuban food at this event!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Cuba in Splinters from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.