Closed for Repairs is a series of eleven vignettes that depict Cuban ingenuity in the face of urban problems. Each solution is framed with humor and irony and gives a glimpse of life on the island today.
In a clever fashion, Nancy Alonso shows us the spirit of resolve on the part of Cubans when faced with such issues as transportation problems, lack of water, and the shortage of consumer goods and construction materials caused by the embargo.
Illuminating the endurance and resilience of the Cuban people, these stories will make you chuckle. Alonso's sly wit is compelling as she satirizes the bureaucracy-an element of her work that will resonate universally.
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In 11 too-brief, charming tales, Cuban author Alonso gently pokes fun at the irksome living conditions in her home country.| Read Full Review of Closed for Repairs: Stories (...
I was pleasantly surprised recently by a couple of very interesting and largely positive and inspiring stories about Cuba on CBC's "Dispatches," including a report by Connie Watson on an American woman getting a free medical education in Cuba.Jul 29 2007 | Read Full Review of Closed for Repairs: Stories (...