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Cerrado por Reparaci�n

ISBN-10: 1931896321

ISBN-13: 9781931896320

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nancy Alonso, Anne Fountain

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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 shortage of consumer goods and construction materials caused by the embargo. Illuminating the endurance and resilience of the Cuban people, these stories will make you chuckle. Alonso's sly wit is compelling as she satirizes the bureaucracy-an element of her work that will resonate universally. Nancy Alonso is an award-winning short story writer with a background in biological science. She published Tirar la Primera Piedra (Casting the First Stone) in 1997 and Cerrado por Reparacion (Closed for Repairs) in 2002. Her stories have appeared in several anthologies in Cuba and abroad. She currently lives in Cojimar, Cuba. Anne Fountain teaches Latin American Literature and Culture and coordinates Latin American Studies at San Jose State University. She is the author of Jose Marti and U.S. Writers (University Press of Florida, 2003) and Versos Sencillos: A Dual-Language Edition (McFarland, 2005).
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Nancy Alonso (Havana 1949) received her degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Havana in 1972. She served as a professor and researcher at the Medical School of Havana for more than twenty years, two of which were spent as an international partner at the Jimma Institute of Health Sciences in Ethiopia. Currently she works for Bolo�a Press, in the Office of the Havana Historian. She has published three volumes of short stories: Tirar la primera piedra, Cerrado por reparaci�n, (translated into English by Anne Fountain as Closed for Repairs) and Desencuentro. Some of her works appear in anthologies in Cuba as well as the United States and Europe. She is the editor, along with Grisel Terr�n, of Epistolario de Emilio Roig (Collected Epistolary of Emilio Roig), Havana's first official historian. Forthcoming is a volume co-authored with Mirta Y��ez titled "Damas de Social: Intelectuales cubanas en la revista Social" (Social Ladies: Cuban Intellectuals in Social Magazine). Alonso is at work on her fourth book of short stories.

The excursion
Caesar
An informal visit
The test
In the lord's vineyard
Mutiny on board
The story of a pothole
Never finished
The trip
I'll explain it to you
Closed for repairs