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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Antonio Orlando Rodríguez; Ernesto Mestre-Reed
|Description:||464 pages ; 24 cm|
|Other Titles:||Aprendices de brujo.|
|Responsibility:||Antonio Orlando Rodríguez ; translated from the Spanish by Ernesto Mestre-Reed.|
The story is replete with Rabelaisian characters: among them, a quasi-widow who runs her family as if it were an army, sisters too ugly to marry off, a kind friend with the face of a monkey, a hermaphrodite nun, an iconoclastic, dissolute painter, the handsomest communist who ever lived, disheartened phantoms, bands of irresistible Cuban men, transmigrating souls, and, finally, the very seed of a demon who will one day make the Island his own.