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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Giannina Braschi Narrator: Adriana Sananes Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469241579
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“An ‘in-your-face assertion’ of the vitality of Latino culture in the U.S.” – New York Daily News “Exciting — as much a performance piece as a novel.” – Harold Augenbraum, National Book Foundation “A force to reckon with.” – Ilan Stavans, The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry “The best demonstration yet of Braschi’s extraordinary virtuosity… It is also a very funny novel, a novel of argumentative conversations that cover food, movies, literature, art, the academy, sex, memory, and everyday life. It is a book that should be performed as well as read." – Jean Franco, Columbia University “A rush of gloriously nuanced sentences that teeter between the grotesque and burlesque…the text transmutes poetry into novel, into screenplay, dialogue, and by extension to more and sometimes unidentified variants.” – Doris Sommer, Harvard University “It bristles with lively...literary conversation.” – Kirkus Reviews “It’s what I call superb writing. It’s as much a performance piece as it is a novel. I’d like to stage it.” – Barney Rosset, The Evergreen Review “A literary liberation.” – Publishers Weekly Download and start listening now!


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  • “Braschi’s melange of prose and poetry, English and Spanish, is admirable for its energy, its experimental format and its insistence on Spanglish as a literary language.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As much a performance piece as a novel, reflecting the way language is actually used.”

    Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheena | 11/4/2013

    " I read this in college for a Spanish Lit class and loved it. Wrote a thesis on it. This book is creative/captivating and truly embodies the identity/culture struggles that bi-lingual/bi-cultural individuals face in America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 5/28/2013

    " A fascinating, enjoyable book despite its dumb title. See my review at danielshankcruz.com. "

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About the Author

Giannina Braschi is a native of Puerto Rico and an influential and versatile writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. She was a tennis champion and fashion model during her youth in San Juan, before moving to Madrid to study with the Spanish poets Carlos Busoño and Claudio Rodriguez. She lived in Paris, Rome, and London before settling in New York, where she has taught at Rutgers University, City University, and Colgate University. She holds a PhD in Golden Age Spanish literature and has written on Cervantes, Garcilaso, Lorca, Machado, Vallejo, and Bécquer. Her cutting-edge work in Spanish, Spanglish, and English has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, el diario, PEN American Center, Ford Foundation, Danforth Scholarship, InterAmericas, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, and Reed Foundation. She currently serves as a literary judge for the PEN Book Awards.

About the Narrator

Adriana Sananes is an award-winning actress and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She narrated the documentary Children of Fate, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award, and has recorded over eighty bestsellers including Loving Che, The Dark Bride, My Sister Frida, The Dirty Girls Social Club, the Grammy-nominated Brown Bear Series by Eric Carle, and the Audie-nominated How the García Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Álvarez.