Beth's Reviews > Dirty Havana Trilogy

Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Nov 13, 2011

really liked it
Read in August, 2003

I love the language of this book:

"In those days, I was pursued by nostalgia. I always had been, and I didn't know how to free myself so I could live in peace.
I still haven't learned. And I suspect I never will. But at least I do know something worthwhile now: it's impossible to free myself from nostalgia because it's impossible to be freed from memory. It's impossible to be freed from what you have loved."
I love this book, it's so real. Not for the faint of heart, but wonderful. The novel is created by a series of stories. Most of the stories are about Pedro Juan, a former journalist who is struggling to survive in the 1990's Cuba. The book shows his stuggle for food, work, rum, women, and his life.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Dirty Havana Trilogy.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.