Los caídos
Carlos Manuel Álvarez

NOVEL | 2018 | XXX pages

Los caídos tells the moral decomposition and the radical estrangement between the members of a Cuban family that has to nevertheless inhabit the same physical space. The spiritual corruption of a country immersed in hunger and deprivation acts as a detonator that leads the communist father, the seriously ill mother, the resigned daughter and the resentful son to become unrecognizable enemies, even though none of them really understand how and why it has happened.

A fresh and contemporary look at contemporary Cuban with all its contradictions.

RIGHTS: spanish SEXTO PISO

Los caídos does not rise from the ruins it doesn’t inscribe itself in any
mausoleum or prepare any future. Through the story of a family, narrated in four
voices, it plunges us in the labyrinth of the island, without falling into common
clichés, propagandist ideas or anti-establishment reactions. It is a drama that
has no time for regret. Its pristine and masterful writing covers the tense and
rough reality of four survivors of a complex existence.
— Diego Rabasa, editor at Sexto Piso
BY CARLOS MANUEL ÁLVAREZ:

Los caídos
NOVEL, 2018
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