April 4, 2013 7:00pmMundo Cruel Book Launch with Luis Negrón Thursday, April 4th @ 7:00pm
La Galeria at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 W. Newton St. Boston, MA
Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón will be speaking about his debut collection of short stories, Mundo Cruel, with Alan West-Durán, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Northeastern University, at La Galeria at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm.
“Hilarious and heart-wrenching, provocative and pitch-perfect, each story is a tiny, transgressive explosion. I feel inadequate to the task of expressing just how wonderful this book is…read it slowly, and listen close; here is a master storyteller at his finest.”—Justin Torres, author of We The Animals
Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón brings his impeccable ear for dialog to English readers with his debut collection of short stories, Mundo Cruel, capturing the rhythms of daily life in a community in Puerto Rico as well as the longing, abuse, and isolation faced by the marginalized gay subculture.
Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine, two-time winner of the PEN Center USA Translation Award, these stories crackle with language that brings all the hilarity, desperation and joy of each character boldly into focus. Negrón’s unique voice has been receiving praise throughout Latin America and the book, already a sensation in Spanish, is now available in English for the first time.