Books by Zoé Valdés

Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"There's a lot going on here, but it's still the least successful of Valdés's work yet."
This ambitious third novel from the Havana author (I Gave You All I Had, 1999, etc.) is, like its predecessors, a bold criticism of the ongoing Cuban Revolution's repressive social controls and a forthright (in fact, X-rated) celebration of uncontrollable sexual passion. Read full book review >
I GAVE YOU ALL I HAD by Zoé Valdés
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Fidel probably won't be amused, but the rest of ValdÇs's readers are in for a treat."
I Gave You All I Had ($24.95; Nov.; 256 pp.;1-55970-477-2): A wonderful second novel from the Cuban-born author of Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada (1997) builds an impressive picture of Havana before, during, and in the wake of the Castro Revolution, while telling the exuberant story of former country girl Cuca Martinez's riotous life and loves. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1997

"A sexually forthright and amusing contemporary Candide (or, if you will, Candy)."
Yocandra In The Paradise Of Nada ($21.95; May 1, 1997; 160 pp.; 1- 55970-362-8): A zestful portrayal of a young woman revolutionary in today's Cuba adroitly juxtaposes its questing heroine's hopeful energies to the desiccated sensibilities of the annoyingly generic men (including the Traitor and the Nihilist, among others) whom she expects to become both lovers and mentors. Read full book review >