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The Resource The price of paradise, Susana López Rubio ; translated by Achy Obejas

The price of paradise, Susana López Rubio ; translated by Achy Obejas

Label
The price of paradise
Title
The price of paradise
Statement of responsibility
Susana López Rubio ; translated by Achy Obejas
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"In a city as corrupt as it was luxurious, those who dared to dream were bound to pay the price. Havana, Cuba, 1947. Young Patricio flees impoverished Spain and steps into the sultry island paradise of Havana with only the clothes on his back and half-baked dreams of a better life. Blessed with good looks and natural charm, he lands a job as a runner at El Encanto--one of the most luxurious department stores in the world. Famous for its exquisite offerings from French haute couture to Arabian silks, El Encanto indulges the senses in opulent extravagance. It caters to visiting Hollywood stars, rising politicos, and prerevolutionary Cuba's wealthiest power players, including the notorious mobster César Valdés. Falling in love with the mobster's young wife, Gloria, is suicide. But Patricio is irresistibly drawn to the beautiful girl with sad eyes, a razor-sharp intellect, and a penchant for both Christian Dior's clothes and Einstein's theories. Within the walls of El Encanto, anything seems possible, even a love that promises to heal them and a desire that thrums with the mambo beat of the city itself. In a reckless love affair that spans half a century, Patricio's and Gloria's lives entwine time and again, challenged by every twist of fate--for in a world of murder, betrayal, and revolution, those who dare to reach for paradise seldom survive unscathed."--
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Amazon
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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López Rubio, Susana
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
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Obejas, Achy
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  • Married people
  • Single men
  • Adultery
  • Immigrants
  • Cubans
  • Gangs
  • Gangsters' spouses
  • Cuba
  • Havana (Cuba)
Label
The price of paradise, Susana López Rubio ; translated by Achy Obejas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Spanish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1091651692
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781542043571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1336218
  • (Sirsi) o1091651692
  • (OCoLC)1091651692
Label
The price of paradise, Susana López Rubio ; translated by Achy Obejas
Publication
Note
Translated from the Spanish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1091651692
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781542043571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1336218
  • (Sirsi) o1091651692
  • (OCoLC)1091651692

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