By Pablo Medina
Poet and novelist Pablo Medina’s Cubop City fuses uncooked, passionate language and chic lyricism to respire existence right into a musically-disguised manhattan urban formed through jazz masters, refugees, and storytellers.
Our advisor into Cubop urban is The Storyteller, born approximately blind and shrouded in his mother’s guilt. He’s homeschooled inside of his parents’ crumbling condominium with a eu housekeeper, and knowledgeable via Encyclopedia Britannica, The Bible, and Arabian Nights. while he's twenty-five, his mom and dad are either clinically determined with melanoma, and The Storyteller by myself is left to deal with them. He does so through telling them tales conceived from the prolific interpreting that allowed his mind's eye to flourish regardless of little touch with the surface world.
Through his tales—full of magic, sorrow, longing, love—Cubop urban surges colorfully to existence. relocating via myriad issues of view, The Storyteller imagines an international populated via either famous figures like Chano Pozo and Jelly Roll Morton, and invented characters, so much particularly a mustachioed guy who's stabbed by way of a stranger and embarks on a novel-long look for his attacker.
Molded within the cadence of Afro-Cuban jazz, Cubop City is a symphonic portrait of a bustling city panorama and the intimate lives that supply a urban its voice.
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