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Freeway, la movie, Jorge Enrique Lage ; translated from the Spanish by Lourdes Molina

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Freeway, la movie, Jorge Enrique Lage ; translated from the Spanish by Lourdes Molina
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
Freeway
Oclc number
1276932771
Responsibility statement
Jorge Enrique Lage ; translated from the Spanish by Lourdes Molina
Sub title
la movie
Summary
"A novel-in-stories set in mid-twenty-first-century dystopian Havana, Freeway narrates the adventure of two misfits wandering the construction site of a colossal freeway-to-be - a mysterious feat of engineering that slices through Havana, designed to connect the US and Cuba. The two embark on a futile journey, overlaid with the elusive filming of a documentary about the freeway construction. Freeway: La Movie is a satirical novel that attempts to reconcile what might be hopelessly irreconcilable: the body and the machine; analog and digital; post-industrial overdevelopment and post-socialist underdevelopment; Cuba and the US; reality and fiction; the plasticity of personal identity and rigid categories such as gender, class, and nationality. Through the clash of utopian promises and dystopian realities, Freeway reveals the unease of contemporary culture from the US to Cuba"--, Provided by publisher
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