Tribe, The: Portraits of Cuba
Carlos Manuel Alvarez, Frank Wynne, Rahul Bery
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Published: 11th May '22
A dizzying portrait of contemporary Cuba as it has rarely been seen, by an up-and-coming Cuban novelist.
Teeming with life and compulsively readable, the pieces gathered together in The Tribe aggregate into an extraordinary mosaic of Cuba today. Carlos Manuel Alvarez, one of the most exciting young writers in Latin America, employs the cronica form – a genre unique to Latin American writing that blends reportage, narrative non-fiction, and novelistic forms – to illuminate a particularly turbulent period in Cuban history, from the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with the US, to the death of Fidel Castro, to the convulsions of the San Isidro Movement. Unique, edgy and stylishly written, The Tribe shows a society in flux, featuring sportsmen in exile, artists, nurses, underground musicians and household names, dissident poets, the hidden underclass at a landfill, migrants attempting to make their way across Central America, fugitives escaping the FBI, dealers from the black market, as well as revelers and policemen in the noisy Havana night. It is a major work of reportage by one of Granta’s Best of Young Spanish-Language novelists.
|Dimensions||125 × 197 mm|