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A Kind of Solitude: Stories

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Set in Cuba, largely after the fall of the Soviet Union, these eleven stories explore themes of isolation and preservation in the face of widespread poverty and sociopolitical oppression. From a chronically ill santero refusing medical care to a female-fronted heavy-metal band risking it all to emerge from Havana's underground, Dariel Suarez, in his daring debut, portrays ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published May 1st 2019 by Willow Springs Books
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Peggy
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful group of characters live and love and struggle in this engaging collection of stories.
The atmosphere of Cuba in the time of Fidel Castro is the underpinning to many of these stories; characters face choices about loyalty, honor, love in all its forms, responsibility and personal happiness - universal themes that are played out in a particular setting of history and geography that few readers have likely encountered. It's a great read, and a book that I will likely return to and read
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Lewis III
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dariel Suarez's first book of prose is a moving and entertaining collection of short stories. The stories take place in Cuba and reveal the frustrations, complexities, and absurdities of living in a totalitarian state. The author creates characters who, even when faced with terrible choices, elicit our sympathies and and help us to understand better the human condition.
Dana Coffield
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some of these stories are super powerful!!
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