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Sirena Selena

Author: Mayra Santos-Febres; Stephen A Lytle
Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discovered By Martha Divine In The Backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irresistible voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Auditioning for one of the luxury hotels in the Dominican Republic, Selena casts her spell over Hugo Graubel,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Erotic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mayra Santos-Febres; Stephen A Lytle
ISBN: 0312252277 9780312252274
OCLC Number: 43599003
Description: 214 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Sirena Selena.
Responsibility: Mayra Santos-Febres ; translated by Stephen Lytle.
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Discovered By Martha Divine In The Backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irresistible voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Auditioning for one of the luxury hotels in the Dominican Republic, Selena casts her spell over Hugo Graubel, one of the hotel's rich investors. Graubel is a powerful man in the Republic, married with children. Silena, determined to escape the poverty and abuse she suffered as a child, engages Graubel in a long seduction in this mordant, intensely lyrical tragi-comedy -- part masque, part cabaret -- about identity (class, race, gender) and "the hunger and desire to be other things."

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