The Doorman: A Novel

The Doorman: A Novel

by Reinaldo Arenas


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Friday, April 23


Reinaldo Arenas is the most highly acclaimed writer of Cuba’s post-revolutionary generation. The Doorman, his first work set in the United States, breaks new ground with the extraordinary and tragic story of Juan, a young Cuban refugee who becomes a doorman at a luxury apartment building in Manhattan. Oddly alienated from the tenants, Juan finds himself being seduced by their pets–a bear, a rattlesnake, an orangutan, goldfish, cats, dogs–who speak to him, determined to recruit him to their cause: a revolt against humans and human society, and a mass flight to liberty. Fantastic, satirical, dizzyingly inventive, The Doorman is a bittersweet parable about freedom and community, told with a profound sense of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802134059
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/06/1994
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 791,864
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Customer Reviews