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Luis Negron presents and signs Mundo Cruel: Stories

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Luis Negron: "Mundo Cruel: Stories"

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Luis Negron's debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure, unadorned storytelling and satire, exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking nature of survival in a decidedly cruel world. (Seven Stories Press)

"Hilarious and heart-wrenching, provocative and pitch-perfect, each story is a tiny, transgressive explosion. I feel inadequate to the task of expressing just how wonderful this book is...read it slowly, and listen close; here is a master storyteller at his finest."--Justin Torres, author of "We the Animals"

Mr. Negron will be joined by the book's translator Suzanne Jill Levine

SUZANNE JILL LEVINE's acclaimed translations, which include works by Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Three Trapped Tigers) and Manuel Puig (Betrayed by Rita Hayworth), have helped introduce the world to some of the icons of contemporary Latin American literature. She is also editor of Penguin Classics' essays and poetry of Jorge Luis Borges and the author of The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction. She is the winner of PEN USA's Translation Award 2012 for her translation of Jose Donoso's The Lizard's Tale.

Luis Negron: "Mundo Cruel: Stories"

Book Soup (8818 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA) Map it Free
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