The Big Banana by Roberto Quesada

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Eduardo Lin loves New York. Where else could an aspiring (if under-employed) Honduran actor possibly want to be? In THE BIG BANANA, we follow the struggles of Eduardo, his gringo boss Charlie, his true love Mirian, and his many Latin American friends to survive in the Big Apple. Beneath their hardscrabble everyday lives, we also perceive their hopes, their nightmares, and their outlandish, Hollywood-inspired fantasies. And some days, when times are bad, it seems those flimsy Hollywood fantasies are all that keep Eduardo going. Yet even if the New York winter "reaches deep beyond his bones," and the snow-covered city stands "like a bride awaiting her fiancee," he is still determined to win her heart.

"Robert Quesada is a lively and gifted writer full of amusing and thought-provoking ideas" (Kurt Vonnegut).
 

About Roberto Quesada

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Quesada founded and directed for several years the literary magazine Sobrevuelo.
 
Published September 8, 2011 by Arte Público Press. 244 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Eduardo Lin, a young Honduran aspiring actor who has come to New York City in the 1980s to pursue his thespian dreams, is the protagonist of this lighthearted novel by the author of The Ships. Living

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She fell in love with Eduardo when her parents took the advice of a quack psychiatrist and hired Eduardo to enact Mirian's 007 fantasies.

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