Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés

Author: Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
- Fiction
- Alfaguara
- ISBN: 978-8420429625
- Release Date: 06-06-06

Synopsis

¿Qué supone abandonar el país de origen? ¿Qué supone volver? ¿Escribir? ¿Robar? ¿Mentir? ¿Traicionar? ¿Matar, si es necesario?

Las historias interconectadas que conforman este libro exploran contradicciones de la vieja y la nueva Cuba, donde política, cultura, familia, amor, sexo y burocracia se entremezclan para formar un universo complejo e implacable.

Una mujer asesinada por su marido tras una infidelidad, una chica que, tal vez, padece una enfermedad de transmisión sexual, un perro que cuenta la vida de su dueña, sus amores y sus rupturas. Estos son algunos de los protagonistas de este libro, una constelación de seres heterogéneos que luchan por escapar de las limitaciones que les plantea su vida: todos los secretos y las mentiras, la omnipresente violencia, un dolor no diagnosticado e inaguantable y el miedo a ser objeto de una venganza.

What does leaving your homeland entail? How about returning? Writing? Stealing? Lying? Betraying? Killing, if necessary?
The interconnected stories that make up this book explore contradictions in old Cuba and new Cuba, where politics, culture, family, love, sex, and bureaucracy intermix to make a complex, implacable universe.
A woman killed by her husband after an infidelity, a girl who might be suffering from a sexually transmitted disease, a dog who tells about the life of his master, her loves and her breakups. These are some of the protagonists in this book, a constellation of heterogeneous beings fighting to escape the limitations that their lives impose: all the secrets and lies, the omnipresent violence, an undiagnosed and unbearable pain, and the fear of being the subject of vengeance.
With My Favorite Girlfriend Was a French Bulldog, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias has created a brave, free piece, hilarious and deep at the same time, that narrates the struggle that we all undertake to reveal to the world our true essence, what we are above all else, despite all those who try to stop us.
“Rule-breaking, irreverent, eccentric, a monster of aplomb […] Legna is also a great worker of words: they can be whimsical, smiling, mysterious, and above all, fragile.” –Yoandi Cabrera, Diario de Cuba

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