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Firefly.

By the Prix Médicis-winning Cuban writer, a bildungsroman that responds to the questions of the ""Boom"" generation.

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  • "By the Prix Médicis-winning Cuban writer, a bildungsroman that responds to the questions of the ""Boom"" generation."@en
  • "For the first time in English, Severo Sarduy's most autobiographical work, centered on two transvestites who undergo oppositional sexual surgeries (one is castrated, the other is given a new member). This convention-defying, scatological, and very funny novel is a paradise of words, "paradisic by plenitude" (Roland Barthes)."
  • "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."@en

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  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Bildungsromans."
  • "Fiction."
  • "Fiction"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Firefly /"
  • "Firefly."@en
  • "Firefly"@en
  • "Firefly"