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Eliseo Alberto
Eliseo Alberto

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Eliseo Alberto, winner of the first International Alfaguara Prize in Fiction (1998), was born in Arroyo Naranjo, Cuba. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Havana, and was editor in chief of the literary gazette El Caiman Barbudo and assistant director of the magazine Cine Cubano. He has published three books of poems, Importar? el trueno, Las cosas que yo amo, and Un instante en cada cosa, and is the author of La fogata roja, a book for young adults that won the Cuban National Critics Prize; a novel, La eternidad por fin comienza un lunes; and a... Read More

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Caracol Beach
A Novel
Written by Eliseo Alberto
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $13.00

Winner of the International Alfaguara Novel Prize

A thriller, a tragedy, a perfectly timed farce—Eliseo Alberto’s tale of a mad Cuban war veteran who plots his own extermination is all this more.

Beto Milanés, the night watchman at a graveyard in the Florida resort town of Caracol Beach, is a guilt-ridden Cuban war... Read more >
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