The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Seal Press (CA)
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781580055314

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About the Author

Julia Cooke writes for Virginia Quarterly Review, Conde Nast Traveller, and the Atlantic. Her international reporting has appeared in Monocle, the Wall Street Journal, and Metropolis, and she's written personal essays for the Paris Review Daily, the Christian Science Monitor, and Guernica. Cooke is the recipient of fellowships from The Norman Mailer Center and Columbia University. She currently lives in New York City, where she teaches writing at The New School.

Reviews

"This irresistible gander at Cuba today features the liveliest prose and the sharpest eye for detail. The contradictions and improvisatory adjustments within this strange society are brought home through a series of vital portraits by the author, Julia Cooke, whose sympathy never gets in the way of her search for the elusive truth."
--Phillip Lopate
"Cooke introduces a world that somehow makes sense in its lack of reason, as understood by American readers. An excellent taste of Cuba today, without tourist plans or political agenda."
--Kirkus Reviews
"With top-notch reporting and an eye for detail, Cooke dives deeply into post-Fidel Cuba to deliver an intimate, exuberant, poignant account of lives spent waiting for change."
--Elisabeth Eaves, author of Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents
"In a series of nimble profiles, Cooke expertly documents what is likely to be the last generation of the lost youth of Cuba-the teens of the transition, with all their contradictions, sorrows, and calluses. The Other Side of Paradise is a tear-through read, full of vitality and compassion."
--Deb Olin Unferth, author of Revolution