Books by Stephen Lytle

PEOPLE LIKE US by Javier Valdez
Released: June 6, 2006

"Rather painful."
Six glum stories of brutality laced with erotica make up Valdés's first collection to appear in English. Read full book review >
THE DARK BRIDE by Laura Restrepo
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Lushly imagined but filled with clichés: basically another 'prostitute with a heart of gold' story, tarted up with references to Fellini and pretentious pronouncements about love."
Colombian Restrepo (Leopard in the Sun, 1999, etc.) offers a romantic concoction about a community of prostitutes (putas) servicing workers from the oil fields. Read full book review >
SIRENA SELENA by Mayra Santos-Febres
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Beautifully conceived and structured, and very entertaining."
This impishly sensual novel is an often hilarious anatomy of gender confusion, set in the Dominican Republic, and reminiscent of the classic silent film The Blue Angel. Read full book review >
LEOPARD IN THE SUN by Laura Restrepo
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Leopard In The Sun ($23.00; Sept. 1; 256 pp.; 0-609-60386-8): A yeasty melodrama, first published in 1993, about the violent underpinnings of her country's thriving drug trade, by the Colombian author of The Angel of Galilea (1998). Read full book review >