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Adios Muchachos

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Alicia is a smart, confident and gorgeous prostitute in Havana. She is not a street-walker. Rather, she displays her wares on bicycle, seducing men through the irresistible pull of her fine derrière . John King, her new client, is a Canadian businessman with a striking resemblance to movie star Alain Delon. This is no ordinary "John" and Alicia's feelings for him grow; she sees in their relationship the possibility of escape from her dead-end life in a Havana plagued with scarcity. When John King's wealthy and sexually deviant boss is suddenly killed, Alicia and John hatch a get-rich-quick scheme. A web of deception is woven, but just as quickly unraveled disastrously,and only one person is able to say "adiós" to the dilapidated island of Cuba. Daniel Chavarría was born in Uruguay in 1933. He spent the 1960s involved in several South American liberation struggles. He fled the continent and settled in Havana, Cuba, where he has resided since 1969. From 1975 to 1986, Chavarría worked as a translator of literature into Spanish, and taught Latin, Greek and Classical Literature at the University of Havana. His novels, short stories, literary journalism, and screenplays have reached audiences across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Chavarría has won numerous literary awards around the world, including a 1992 Dashiell Hammett Award. Adiós Muchachos is his first novel to be translated into English. In 2002, Akashic Books will publish his mystery novel, The Eye of Cybele , set in ancient Greece.
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This Edgar Award–winning crime novel offers "pulp fiction in Castro's Cuba" (Martin Cruz Smith, author The Girl from Venice).

Alicia is a smart, confident, and gorgeous prostitute in Havana. She is not a streetwalker. Rather, she displays her wares on bicycle, seducing men through the irresistible pull of her fine derrière.

John King, her new client, is a Canadian businessman with a striking resemblance to movie star Alain Delon. This is no ordinary john, and as Alicia's feelings for him grow, she sees in their relationship the possibility of escape from her dead-end life in a city plagued with scarcity. So when King's wealthy and sexually deviant boss is suddenly killed, Alicia and John hatch a get-rich-quick scheme.

A web of deception is woven—but it will be quickly and disastrously unraveled, and only one person will be able to say adiós to the dilapidated island of Cuba . . .

"Fun, fast, and intelligent . . . A madcap caper full of twisted sex, devious schemes and high-rolling hijinks . . . Will leave readers clamoring for more." —Publishers Weekly

"The book's cynical take on ambition and greed is tempered by humor and humanity." —The New York Times

"Impossible to put down. This is a great read." —Library Journal

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Prostitutes -- Cuba -- Havana -- Fiction
title_displayAdios Muchachos
title_fullAdios Muchachos
Adios Muchachos / Daniel Chavarría ; translation by Carlos Lopez
Adios muchachos [electronic resource] Chavarría, Daniel, 1933-2018.
title_shortAdios Muchachos
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Fiction
Literature
Mystery
Prostitutes
Thriller