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Author: Severo Sarduy; Mark Fried
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Archipelago Books edView all editions and formats
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Firefly is a dream-like evocation of pre-war Cuba, replete with hurricanes, mystical cults and slave-markets. The story is the coming-of-age of a precocious and exuberant boy with an oversized head and underdeveloped sense of direction, who views the world as a threatening conspiracy. Told in breathless and lyrical prose, the novel is a loving rendition of a long-lost home, a meditation on exile, and an allegory of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sarduy, Severo
Firefly
New York : Archipelago Books, c2013
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Severo Sarduy; Mark Fried
ISBN: 9781935744917 1935744917
OCLC Number: 858980512
Description: 1 online resource (171 p.)
Contents: Table of Contents; So no one will know I'm afraid; To become somebody else; Lack of air; A stable thought between two bouts of lunacy; Haven't you ever seen a bat smoke?; Firefly out cold; Poem from Plaza del Vapor; The urge to laugh; Disillusion; Wall tiles, with bony dance band; It's going to snow; The Pavilion of the Pure Orchid.
Other Titles: Cocuyo.
Responsibility: Severo Sarduy ; translated from the Spanish by Mark Fried.

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Firefly is a dream-like evocation of pre-war Cuba, replete with hurricanes, mystical cults and slave-markets. The story is the coming-of-age of a precocious and exuberant boy with an oversized head and underdeveloped sense of direction, who views the world as a threatening conspiracy. Told in breathless and lyrical prose, the novel is a loving rendition of a long-lost home, a meditation on exile, and an allegory of Cuba's isolation in the world.

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