Dirty Blonde and Half-Cuban by Lisa Wixon
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Basada en la semi-autobiográfica y extremadamente popular serie "Havana Honey" publicada en Salon.com, Casi Rubia en la Isla del Deseo es el valiente retrato de una mujer determinada a infiltrar a Cuba, en la actualidad, para encontrar al padre que nunca conoció.

En su búsqueda, la americana privilegiada Alysia Briggs se queda sin dinero y completamente sola en la Habana. Desesperada por la situación, se encuentra obligada a adoptar la vida de las jineteras—las cubanas educadas que complementan su ingreso escaso acomodando a los turistas que llegan a Cuba en busca de sexo.

Con un vívido ojo para los detalles y un ingenio agudo, Lisa Wixon relata el recorrido de Alysia y crea una canción de amor para Cuba—un tributo de todo corazón a las personas valientes que enfrentan una pobreza que paraliza al alma, donde los doctores ganan dieciocho dólares mensuales y un par de vaqueros cuesta el doble.

 

About Lisa Wixon

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Lisa Wixon has lived in Europe and Latin America and traveled to more than forty countries. She currently makes her home in New York City. Dirty Blonde and Half-Cuban is her first novel.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Alysia uses her new profession (which surprisingly causes little distress) to buy information about her father, but that plot line seems tacked on, an afterthought to the far more intriguing subject of contemporary Cuba, where the best educated are simultaneously among the poorest on earth.

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