Description - Sirena Selena by Mayra Santos-Febres
Somewhere between the Blue Angel and Kiss of the Spider Woman rises the legend of Sirena Selena, diva-siren of the Carribbean whose voice seduces and torments whomever dares listen. Discovered by Martha Divine in the backstreets of San Juan, drugged out of his mind, piking over rubbish with a singing voice that transfixes the listener, a fifteen-year-old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irresistible voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune.
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(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
St Martin's Press
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Author Biography - Mayra Santos-Febres
Mayra Santos-Febres is Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Puerto Rico. She has published two books of poetry, and her short stories have won many prizes, including the 1994 Letras de Oro Prize from the University of Miami and the 1997 Juan Rulfo Prize, awarded by Radio Sarandi in Paris. In 1997 her two collections of short fiction were translated into English under the title "Urban Oracles."Stephen Lyttle has translated Laura Restrepo's "Leopard in the Sun, " Javier Gonzales Rubio's "Loving You Was My Undoing," and Laura Esquivel's "Intimate Succulencies, " among others. He lives in Los Angeles.