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The Insatiable Spider Man

by Pedro Gutierrez

Can be read as individual short stories or as the third installment in the life a macho 50-something. Pedro is now more worried about his sex drive than about politics, but the portraits of ordinary Cubans remain as vividly real as ever and the style as ironically funny.

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The best thing now would be if Julia could get me worked up and I could get a hard-on smelling her armpits. A good poke is like a sedative. You come and that's it. You sleep like a baby. But no. I can hear her snoring disgustingly. She's like a lorry driver dammit.

Translated by John King

Parallels

Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutierrez
Adios Hemingway by Leonardo Padura Fuentes
 

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