In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

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Maximo, a Cuban immigrant, passes his days in Miami's Domino Park refining his elaborate jokes - like the one about a mongrel who comes to the States looking for love and luck. His sleepless nights he spends struggling to recall the precise shade of his dead wife's eyes, and reliving the hardships he and she faced together on their arrival in America. In these interlinked short stories, Ana Menendez introduces us to a cast of characters young and old, and to the island with its fragrant streets, passionate music and fields of cane that compels their imaginations. Richly sensual, full of observations that catch at the heart, this is writing of rare distinction and storytelling power, and marks the arrival of a major international voice.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 133 x 185 x 25mm | 305g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747270856
  • 9780747270850

About Ana Menendez

Ana Menendez was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Cuban parents who had emigrated as teenagers. A former staff reporter for the Miami Herald, she now lives in India with her husband.
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