Trilogía sucia de La Habana tells the misadventures of Pedro Juan, a former Cuban journalist living from hand to mouth in the squalor of Havana in the 90s, half disgusted and half fascinated by the depths to which he has sunk. Like the lives of so many of his neighbors in the crumbling, once-elegant apartment houses that line Havana's waterfront, Pedro Juan's days and nights have been reduced by the so-called special times - the harsh recession that followed the Soviet Union's collapse - to the struggle of surviving the daily grit through the escapist pursuit of sex. Pedro Juan scrapes by under the shadow of hunger - all the while observing his lovers and friends, strangers on the street, and their suffering with an unsentimental, mocking, yet sympathetic eye. A visceral and unforgettable picaresque, a damning portrait of vice and poverty, and an insane journey into the condemned soul of a sexual deviant, Trilogía sucia de La Habana is a Tropic of Cancer for these times.
RIGHTS: spanish ANAGRAMA | greek METAIXMIO | Italian EDIZIONI E/O | portuguese (brazil) ALFAGUARA | bulgarian JANET 45 | french ALBIN MICHEL | german HOFFMANN UND CAMPE | english (uk) FABER & FABER | english (usa) FSG | romanian EDITURA TREI | dutch VASSALLUCCI | hungarian ATHENAEUM 2000 | polish ZYSK I-SKA | croatian ZNAJE | finnish WSOY | swedish LIND & CO. | portuguese (portugal) DOM QUIXOTE | norwegian GYLDENDAL | hebrew AM OVED | spanish (venezuela) KHAROS | slovakian ZAMIK | serbian LAGUNA | icelandic SÆMUNDUR
BY PEDRO JUAN GUTIÉRREZ: Diálogo con mi sombra MEMOIR, 2017 Fabián y el caos NOVEL, 2015 Corazón mestizo NOVEL, 2007 El nido de la serpiente NOVEL, 2006 Nuestro GG en La Habana NOVEL, 2004 Carne de perro NOVEL, 2003 El insaciable hombre araña NOVEL, 2002 Animal tropical NOVEL, 2000 Melancolía de los leones STORIES, 2000 El rey de La Habana NOVEL, 1999 Trilogía sucia de La Habana NOVEL, 1998