Music is the ultimate aphrodisiac in this aggressively sexy sixth novel from the Cuban-born author.
The subject is retired newspaper music critic Agustin Caban's piecemeal memoir of his erotic encounters with eminent—and, it seems, perpetually ardent—classical performers (" . . . the musical climax makes them want the other climax: they are burning up inside"). Read full book review >
In The Palm Of Darkness ($21.00; May 1997; 192 pp.; 0-06-018703- 4): A Cuban writers's intensely imaginative portrait of the extremities of Haitian culture rings some fresh changes on the overfamiliar theme of intellectual arrogance humbled by its collision with ``elemental'' peasant wisdom. Read full book review >