A Miami Picaresque: J.J. Colagrande on Decò and Yousi Mazpule on Jinetera: Story of a Cuban Prostitute Sunday, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., Room 8316 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
J.J. Colagrande takes a satirical stab at the Magic City in his novel Decò (BlazeVOX, $16.00). Decò is a writer living a glorified condo-life with his model-girlfriend until the real estate market crashes and he quickly loses it all. Forced to move to the art haven of Wynwood, Decò seeks the success he has always felt he was owed. “. . . a ride into the raw and raucous heart of . . . Miami. . .” Patricia Engel.
Yousi Mazpule brings the mean streets of Castro’s Cuba to life in her debut novel,
Jinetera: Story of a Cuban prostitute (Eriginal Books, $13.99). A young girl in search of freedom plunges into the seedy and degrading world of Cuba’s girls-for-hire, servicing the island’s tourist trade. “ . . . haunting and at times hypnotic.”—John Dufresne. Mazpule is professor of English at Johnson & Wales University in Miami. Schedule
Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Room 8316 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)