Habanera: A Portrait of a Cuban Family (Paperback)
Habanera is a wonderfully lively and entertaining journey, alternately humorous and wistful. By the end, you will feel as if you have traveled to one of the most exotic islands on earth, during its most surrealistic historical moment. Dovalpage is a master of quirky, loveable characters, and emotionally resonant narrative. Habanera bursts with the energetic curiosity and hopefulness of youth. Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree La Habanera is an irresistible, even wickedly addictive ride into dysfunction within dysfunction. Rick in wit and irony provided by Longina, a savvy young narrator coming of age in an eccentric family living in post-revolutionary Cuba, this novel delivers what Dovalpage does best: laugh-out-loud humor and deeply felt, deeply moving drama-all of it sharply spiced with bad and bawdy sandunga Lorraine L pez, author of The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters, winner of the Miguel Marmol Prize for Fiction and a finalist for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award. Teresa Dovalpage was born in Havana and presently lives in Taos, New Mexico. She is the author of the novels A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004) and Posesas de La Habana (Haunted ladies of Havana, PurePlay Press, 2004). Her third novel Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006) was a runner-up for the Herralde Award in Spain. Her collection of short stories Por culpa de Candela was published by Floricanto Press in 2008. She won the Rinc n de la Victoria Award in Spain in 2009 for her short novel El difunto Fidel (The late Fidel). Her website is www.dovalpage.com.