Disconnect/Desencuentro to be released February 3, 2012!

With Disconnect/Desencuentro (released in Spanish in 2008) Alonso makes love in all its diverse facets the essential connection between the twelve stories. Yet each one has an internal disconnect of one type or another, revealing the inherent contradictions of life itself. In Disconnectwe have a whole gamut of human relations including lesbian love, unconventional mother and son ties, chance encounters, interwoven destinies and even a dreamed death. CFront cover of Disconnect, with art by Moranteonsistently characteristic of Alonso’s fiction is her creation of everyday scenes and dialogues that are universally understood yet deeply rooted in Cuban reality. She is a masterful observer of human foibles, revealing missteps and hypocrisy with a sure touch and letting her readers discover the many ways that people connect and disconnect with the world around them.

The release of this bilingual edition of Disconnect/Desencuentro will give readers the double pleasure of savoring the subtle humor and word play that is only fully present in the original Spanish language even as they have access to a sophisticated translation that deepens understanding for anyone not fluent in Spanish (or in Cuban cultural norms).

Disconnect/Desencuentro will be released on February 3, 2012–pre-order on the Cubanabooks website http://www.csuchico.edu/cubanabooks/TITLES/disconnect.html, or after the release date order through Cubanabooks, Amazon, or Itasca Books 1-800-901-3480/ orders@itascabooks.com.

About cubanabooks

Cubanabooks is a small independent press devoted to bringing first-class literature from Cuban women to a United States audience as well as to a global English and Spanish-speaking public. Publishing select literary gems in English or in bilingual English/Spanish volumes, Cubanabooks aims to correct the current U.S. unavailability of excellent literature from Cubans living in Cuba. At this time we prioritize the dissemination of works by living female writers who reside on the island. The founder and senior editor is Dr. Sara E. Cooper (Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin 1999), Professor of Spanish at California State University, Chico.
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