Liquake Event - Cristina Garcia

09/16/2013 7:00 pm


Please Join Green Apple Books and Litquake on Monday, September 16th, 7:00pm at the Hotel Rex as we host the San Francisco launch of Cristina García’s King of Cuba.

Told with wry wit and keen insight, this entertaining and richly satisfying story, about a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile obsessed with seeking revenge against the dictator, is the newest from the National Book Award finalist and author of Dreaming in Cuban. García will be in conversation with Oscar Villalon from Zyzzyva.

l Comandante, an aging Castro-like dictator shambles about his mansion in Havana, visits a dying friend, tortures hunger strikers in one of his prisons, and grapples with the stale end of his life that is as devoid of grandeur as his nearly sixty-year-old revolution. Across the waters in Florida, Goyo Herrera, a Miami exile in his eighties, plots revenge against his longtime enemy—the very same El Comandante—whom he blames for stealing his beloved, ruining his homeland, and taking his father’s life.

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King of Cuba (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781476710242
Availability: Usually ships in 1-5 days from our warehouse (not on our shelves now)
Published: Scribner, 5/2013

ISBN-13: 9781439181751
Availability: On Our Shelves (as of this morning)
Published: Scribner, 1/2012

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