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Mayra Montero

Mayra Montero Ingrid Torres

Mayra Montero is the author of a collection of short stories and of eight novels, including The Messenger, The Last Night I Spent with You, and Captain of the Sleepers.  She was born in Cuba and lives in Puerto Rico, where she writes a weekly column in El Nuevo Dia newspaper.

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Captain of the Sleepers

Mayra Montero; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J.T. Bunker. Now, Bunker, eighty-two years old and dying of cancer, wants to tell his side of a story, a story of his affair with Andres's...

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Dancing to "Almendra"

Mayra Montero; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the Havana zoo and is shot and killed...

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