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Sirena Selena Stephen A Lytle

Sirena Selena

Stephen A Lytle

Published August 2nd 2000
ISBN : 9780312276010
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One evening while drugged out of his mind and picking over garbage in the backstreets of San Juan, a fifteen-year-old homeless boy is singing boleros in a mesmerizing voice that transfixes anyone who listens. Hearing the silken melodies coming fromMoreOne evening while drugged out of his mind and picking over garbage in the backstreets of San Juan, a fifteen-year-old homeless boy is singing boleros in a mesmerizing voice that transfixes anyone who listens. Hearing the silken melodies coming from the alley behind her nightclub, drag queen Martha Divine is convinced that the boys uncanny beauty and irresistible voice will be her ticket to fame and fortune. And so is born the legendary performer known as Sirena Selena.Brought by Martha to audition for one of the luxury hotels in the Dominican Republic, Selena casts his/her spell over Hugo Graubel, one of the hotels rich investors. Graubel is a powerful man in the Republic, married with children but hiding his true sexual nature. Sirena, determined to escape the poverty and abuse s/he suffered as a child, engages Graubel in a long seduction in this mordant, intensely lyrical tragicomedy. Part masque, part cabaret, Mayra Santos-Febress Sirena Selena is a riveting, sensual novel about our most basic desires and those who exploit and are exploited by them.What Puig did to transform the way we think of American film, Santos-Febres has managed for Latin music. Sirena is fantastic! Like Cesa ria E vora, shell come to haunt you- like Marc Anthony, shell steal your heart. The Grammys will have to invent a new category -- Best Album of the Year in Fiction.LAURA ESQUIVEL, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE AND THE LAW OF LOVEEvery once in a while you come across a novel and say to yourself, This is the novel Ive always wanted to read, but no one had dared write it until now. Mayra Santos-Febress sultry and beguiling Sirena Selena issuch a novel, a secret, honeyed pleasure you will dream your way through. Its brisk, funny, mordantly theatrical, sexy as hell, and utterly memorable. Its long, steamy seduction will leave you sweating with desire. Ms. Santos-Febr