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Book Title: The Tragedy of Fidel Castro|
The author of the book: João Cerqueira
ISBN 13: 9781938416163
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 344 KB
Edition: River Grove Books
Date of issue: December 25th 2012
Read full description of the books The Tragedy of Fidel Castro:Award-Winner in the Fiction: Multicultural category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
2012 ForeWord Book of The Year Awards Winner in Translations (Adult Fiction - Bronze)
Nominated for the 2014 Montaigne Medal
Award-Winning Finalist in the Historical Fiction category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Winner in Multicultural Fiction
Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Literary Fiction
Winner Global Ebook Awards 2014 - Fantasy Historical Setting
When God receives a request from Fátima to help prevent a war between Fidel Castro and JFK, he asks his son, Jesus, to return to Earth and diffuse the conflict. On his island, Fidel Castro faces protests on the streets and realizes that he is about to be overthrown. Alone, surrounded, and aware that the end is fast approaching, he plays his last card. Meanwhile, Christ arrives on Earth and teams up with Fátima, who is convinced she can create a miracle to avoid the final battle between JFK and Fidel Castro and save the world as we know it. At the end, something really extraordinary happens!
Humorous, rich with metaphor, and refreshingly imaginative, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro was chosen as the book-of-the-month and book-of-the-year by Os Meus Livros magazine.
"Joao Cerqueira's Tragedy of Fidel Castro is a phantasmagoric odyssey through a highly imaginative prose universe of discovery and inquest. It's a magic realism hybrid of sacrificial lambs and Revolution, capitalistic decadence, and celestial consequence -- in a dimension where the cogs of time got jammed. I expect that this rich and unique narrative voice will illuminate a phosphorescent trajectory in the future annals of the New Millennial World Lit!"
- Mark Spitzer - Toad Suck Review Editor, Professor of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas
"a smart, energetic and funny piece of writing."
- Bethany Gibson, Fiction Editor of Goose Lane Editions
"Brilliant satire, playfully serious [...] do not waste even a single paragraph"
- Rita Bonet, Os Meus Livros
"João Cerqueira rewrote history, and did so with great inspiration!"
"João Cerqueira shows a great imagination and a sense of humor far from innocent [...]"
- Blogue Bela Lugosi is Dead
"In my opinion there was only one Portuguese novel that had all the conditions to win the style of magical realism: The Tragedy of Fidel Castro"
- Blog Fanzine Tertuliando
"an imaginative author who masters metaphorical discourse and who can debate on national and international events, as well as both sacred and profane figures.''
- Livros & Leituras
Read information about the authorJoão Cerqueira was born in Portugal in 1964 and lives in Viana do Castelo. He has a PhD in art history from the University of Oporto and is the author of seven books, including the novels Blame It on Too Much Freedom, Devil's Observations, and The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, and the nonfiction books Art and Literature in the Spanish Civil War (published in Portugal and Brazil), Maria Pia: Queen and Woman, José de Guimarães (published in China by the Today Art Museum), and José de Guimarães: Public Art.
Excerpts from The Tragedy of Fidel Castro and Chronicles about Cuba are published in The Liberator Magazine, Literary Lunes Magazine, Toad Suck Review #2, Danse Macabre, All Right Magazine, Contemporary Literary Review India, and on website
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His novels satirize modern society and use irony and humor to provoke reflection and controversy.
He is represented by Kontext Agency
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