Book Party for Mylene Fernández-Pintado
Wednesday, October 8. 2014, 7:00 P.M., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
Join City Lights as we celebrate the release of our latest novel, A Corner of the World. Mylene Fernández-Pintado travels from her home city of Havana to read from her own work and discuss the book with the translator, Dick Cluster.
Mylene Fernández-Pintado's narrative obsessions revolve around the stories we tell ourselves to justify our actions: infidelity, promises not kept, or why live in a country cold and alienating instead of the homeland that we so painfully miss. Winner of the David Award (1998) from the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) for her book Anhedonia. Her novel Otras Plegarias Atendidas won the Italo Calvino Prize in 2002 and the Critics' Award in 2003. The novel was published by Editorial Marco Tropea in Italy. Her short stories appear in anthologies in Cuba and abroad, and have been translated into English, French, Italian and German. She lives between Havana and Lugano, Switzerland.
Praise for A Corner of the World:
"What I liked most about A Corner of the World, Mylene Fernández-Pintado's wonderful novel, is how superbly human it portrays its characters. They are neither political or apolitical, and both brave and uneasy, living in a 21st century Cuba that does not easily conform to expectation. A Corner of the World is about desires and dreams, and, of course, about love."—Achy Obejas
"Love in Havana, love found and mislaid. In thoughtfully chosen words—just those needed, and no more—Mylene Fernandez offers us a magnificent gift. Her story of lost love and the difficult pursuit of literature is at the same time an X-ray of life in Havana, set in a present where glimpses of the future have not yet arrived."—Leonardo Padura, author of The Man Who Loved Dogs and the Mario Conde novels of Havana
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