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Closed for Repairs

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Closed for Repairs is a series of eleven vignettes that depict Cuban ingenuity in the face of urban problems. Each solution is framed with humor and irony and gives a glimpse of life on the island today.

In a clever fashion, Nancy Alonso shows us the spirit of resolve on the part of Cubans when faced with such issues as transportation problems, lack of water, and the shorta
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Curbstone Books (first published May 1st 2007)
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Aidan
Jul 19, 2012 Aidan rated it really liked it
Closed for Repairs, originally written in Spanish and titled Cerrado por reparación (a direct translation) is a simple collection of stories about the Cuban people and the toil of their daily lives and experiences, and only ninety-four pages long (trust me, I did not choose to read this novel solely because of the length). I feel that by keeping the novel at such a short length and by using simple, straight-forward prose, Alonso is able to more clearly portray her stories and the central ...more
Gianna Mosser
Jul 21, 2014 Gianna Mosser rated it liked it
A clever collection of stories from Havana. The social justice orientation of the plotlines was well situated in an unapologetic love for the Cuban sense of humor and community.
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damn! cuba's fucked up.
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