The Distant Marvels

by Chantel Acevedo

The Distant Marvels

  • ISBN-13: 9781609452520
  • Author(s): Chantel Acevedo
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|modern fiction
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Imprint: Europa Editions
  • Publication Date: 09-04-2015
  • Format: p/b

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Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money - she was a favourite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lectora - and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends, neighbours and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep hope, and themselves, alive as a deadly hurricane hits Cuba. The women are trapped together, and so Maria begins to tell the story of her childhood during Cuba's Third War of Independence.
About the book

Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money - she was a favourite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lectora - and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends, neighbours and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell one last story so that eight women can keep hope, and themselves, alive as a deadly hurricane hits Cuba. The women are trapped together, and so Maria begins to tell the story of her childhood during Cuba's Third War of Independence.