Item description for Nada que hacer (Compactos Anagrama) (Compactos Anagrama) by Pedro Juan Gutierrez...
Este libro forma parte de la extraordinaria Trilogia sucia de La Habana, que supuso la consagracion instantanea del escritor, asi como su traduccion a muchos idiomas. Textos en primera persona, a modo de posible autobiografia fragmentada, contundentes e inolvidables.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 4.5" Height: 7" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2002
Publisher Editorial Anagrama
ISBN 8433967029 ISBN13 9788433967022
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Cuban poverty Jun 28, 2007
I read this book a few years ago and it is a quick and easy to read novel by PJG. Nada que hacer is a part of the series of novels that depict Cuba and his own life during the most difficult times that Cuba has faced since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The protagonist, Pedro Juan at forty-five is still struggling to survive in a day-to-day situation at best. Some days there's food and other days there is nothing but he always seems to find rum and a female companion. In this novel (which is series of episodes) we see a destitute man at forty plus who still enjoys the pleasures of women and alcohol but is frustrated, miserable and still clinging to the hopes of a better life. As the title indicates Pedro Juan is a man with no job prospects, hungry and barely has a place to live. Simply there's nothing to do. Nada que hacer is a reflection of lives of some of the most destitute in modern day Cuba.
The rating could easily be a three star or four star. It just depends on if you like Pedro Juan's style and how many of his novels about Cuba you are willing to read.