9780374118013-0374118019-The Black Cathedral: A Novel

The Black Cathedral: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780374118013
ISBN-10: 0374118019
Author: Gala, Marcial
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780374118013
ISBN-10: 0374118019
Author: Gala, Marcial
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gala, Marcial wrote The Black Cathedral: A Novel comprising 224 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0374118019 and 9780374118013. Since then The Black Cathedral: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Haunting and transcendently twisted, this English-language debut from a Cuban literary star is a tale of race, magic, belief, and fate

The Stuart family moves to a marginal neighborhood of Cienfuegos, a city on the southern coast of Cuba. Arturo Stuart, a charismatic, visionary preacher, discovers soon after arriving that God has given him a mission: to build a temple that surpasses any before seen in Cuba, and to make of Cienfuegos a new Jerusalem.

In a neighborhood that roils with passions and conflicts, at the foot of a cathedral that rises higher day by day, there grows a generation marked by violence, cruelty, and extreme selfishness. This generation will carry these traits beyond the borders of the neighborhood, the city, and the country, unable to escape the shadow of the unfinished cathedral.

Told by a chorus of narrators―including gossips, gangsters, a ghost, and a serial killer―who flirt, lie, argue, and finish one another’s stories, Marcial Gala's The Black Cathedral is a darkly comic indictment of modern Cuba, gritty and realistic but laced with magic. It is a portrait of what remains when dreams of utopia have withered away.

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