One Hundred Bottles, with its intersecting characters and unresolved whodunits, can be read as a murder mystery. But it’s really a survivor’s story. In a voice that blends gossip, storytelling, and literature, Z—the vivacious heroine of Portela’s award-winning novel—relates her rum-soaked encounters with the lesbian underground, the characters carving up her home, and the terrifying-but-irresistible Moisés. As entertaining as any detective drama, One Hundred Bottles is ultimately made real by very rough love, intense friendship, and something small that decides to live.
About the Author
ENA LUCÍA PORTELAHavana, CubaPortela is the author of numerous books of fiction, including this novel, winner of the 2002 Jaen Prize. This is her first novel published in English.ACHY OBEJASChicago, IllinoisBorn in Havana, Objeas is the author of