Author(s): Severo Sarduy
Original Publish Date: Mar 05, 2013
Product Number: EB00177870
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781935744917
Publisher: Archipelago
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Firefly is a dream-like evocation of pre-war Cuba, replete with hurricanes, mystical cults and slave-markets. The story is the coming-of-age of a precocious and exuberant boy with an oversized head and underdeveloped sense of direction, who views the world as a threatening conspiracy. Told in breathless and lyrical prose, the novel is a loving rendition of a long-lost home, a meditation on exile, and an allegory of Cuba's isolation in the world.