Cuba and the Night

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Richard, the jaded photojournalist who is Iyer's narrator, thinks he believes in nothing. He knows that the most beautiful women cruising the Calle 21 aren't women at all. And he strongly suspects that the ravishing cubana named Lourdes is only looking for a ticket to America - just as Lourdes fears that she may be nothing more than Richard's Caribbean souvenir. Yet, almost against their will, these two people fall in love. And what ensues is a story of passion and regret that is moving, arousing, and ...
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Richard, the jaded photojournalist who is Iyer's narrator, thinks he believes in nothing. He knows that the most beautiful women cruising the Calle 21 aren't women at all. And he strongly suspects that the ravishing cubana named Lourdes is only looking for a ticket to America - just as Lourdes fears that she may be nothing more than Richard's Caribbean souvenir. Yet, almost against their will, these two people fall in love. And what ensues is a story of passion and regret that is moving, arousing, and voluptuously atmospheric. A story that could only be told by the noted travel writer Pico Iyer, it is an ironic paean to a place where everyone has two fatherlands: "Cuba and the night."

The setting is Havana. The story is a love story, one as odd and passionate as the place it's set in. Richard is an American photographer at an emotional dead end. Lourdes is a vivacious young Cuban riding on dreams. Amid a confusion of motives, they are drawn together.

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David Haward Bain
Mr. Iyer is a gifted raconteur as well as a seasoned traveler, and reading "Cuba and the Night" is a satisfying journey to a memorable destination with an unforgettable companion. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set in contemporary Cuba, travel writer Iyer's fictional debut tells of an uneasy love affair between a cynical American photojournalist and a voluptuous young Cuban woman. (Apr.)
Library Journal
The title of this first novel by Time magazine essayist Iyer (Falling Off the Map, LJ 5/1/93) comes from a line of Jose Marti's "Two fatherlands I have, Cuba and the night." Indeed, Marti's aura haunts the entire work, from its epigraph to its final sentence when, as the narrator watches the woman he loves smile at another man with a smile unlike any "I could have gotten in my lens," she picks up a book that "looked to be Marti." This is a love story about both person and place. On the one hand, it traces the relationship that develops between an emotionally drained American freelance photographer and a young Cuban woman whose chief sustenance is her dreams. On the other, it is the story of Havana and the resilience of the Cuban people in the late Castro era. The Cuba pictured is a passionate albeit desperate place where sloganeering increases as economic conditions degenerate. As for Richard (the photographer), he learns that passion by itself is not enough, that life requires more than color. A worthy first effort; suitable for academic and public libraries, particularly those serving a Hispanic audience.-David W. Henderson, Eckerd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736631693
  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/20/1995
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 6 Cassettes

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