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By Carlos Lopez, Daniel Chavarría

Alicia is a brilliant, convinced and beautiful prostitute in Havana. She isn't a street-walker. really, she monitors her wares on bicycle, seducing males during the impossible to resist pull of her fantastic derrière. John King, her new purchaser, is a Canadian businessman with a remarkable resemblance to celeb Alain Delon. this is often no traditional “John” and Alicia's emotions for him develop; she sees of their courting the potential for get away from her dead-end lifestyles in a Havana plagued with shortage. whilst John King’s filthy rich and sexually deviant boss is abruptly killed, Alicia and John hatch a get-rich-quick scheme. an internet of deception is woven, yet simply as quick unraveled disastrously, and just one individual is ready to say "adiós” to the dilapidated island of Cuba.

Daniel Chavarría used to be born in Uruguay in 1933. He spent the Sixties excited by a number of South American liberation struggles. He fled the continent and settled in Havana, Cuba, the place he has resided because 1969. From 1975 to 1986, Chavarría labored as a translator of literature into Spanish, and taught Latin, Greek and Classical Literature on the collage of Havana. His novels, brief tales, literary journalism, and screenplays have reached audiences throughout Latin the US, Europe, and Asia. Chavarría has received a number of literary awards world wide, together with a 1992 Dashiell Hammett Award. Adiós Muchachos is his first novel to be translated into English. In 2002, Akashic Books will post his secret novel, The Eye of Cybele, set in historic Greece.

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Les fermiers eux-mêmes passaient dans les hameaux, par tous les chemins des domaines, dans les fermes isolées. À chaque famille, ils offraient la charité de recueillir l’un de ses enfants ; ainsi que le secours immédiat d’une pièce d’argent et, plus précieux encore, quelques vivres. La faim 40 G4/450-D65677-BAT-3 à fin Page 41 Mardi, 4. juillet 2006 4:42 16 avilit sûrement : les parents cédaient leurs plus beaux petits ; les mères pleuraient mais obtempéraient, pensant sauver ainsi leur progéniture.

Il y eut un printemps terrible de gelées tardives et de grêles violentes. L’été fut pire encore : l’eau manqua partout, avec l’eau le fourrage ; une sécheresse extrême brûla les blés, le seigle et le froment. Le petit peuple des journaliers ne trouva plus à louer ses bras. À la fin de septembre la nature impitoyable avait jeté des centaines de gueux sur les chemins de Provence, où ils se traînaient dans la plus noire misère. Le peuple dut renoncer au pain, dont le prix s’était envolé. À Gardanne deux boulangers furent attaqués, dépouillés, massacrés.

Le malheureux homme s’était aventuré, un soir qu’il avait bu plus que de raison, à échanger avec son voisin de table, à la taverne de son village, des propos séditieux qu’un mouchard s’était empressé de rapporter à la police. On avait aussi trouvé dans son échoppe un exemplaire d’un libelle ordurier à l’endroit de quelques notables du cru. Un juge nouveau venait d’être appelé à exercer dans cette juridiction ; il crut devoir se montrer sévère, afin d’en imposer au peuple et de plaire aux puissants.

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