Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada: A Novel of Cubaby Zoe Valdes
Born the year of Castro's revolution, Yocandra embodies its promise and hope. But as she grows up, she sees how it turns her beautiful homeland of Cuba into a wasteland of despair, and she embarks on her own course of survival. Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada is a deeply funny, highly erotic, and moving portrait of an island only ninety miles off the Florida coast, yet worlds away.
- Arcade Publishing
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Zoé Valdés was born in Havana in 1959. A member Cuban delegation to UNESCO and the Cuban Culture Office in Paris in the 1980s, and the former assistant director of the magazine Cine Cubano, she has lived in exile in France since 1995. She is the acclaimed author of several novels, including The Weeping Woman, winner of the 2013 Azorin Award. She is a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters and lives in Paris.
Sabina Cienfuegos translates from the Spanish and French.
- Paris, France
- Date of Birth:
- May 2, 1959
- Place of Birth:
- Havana, Cuba
- Attended the Instituto Superior Pedagogico Enrique Jose Varona
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