In her seductive new novel, the award-winning author brings to life San Juan after dark and takes readers behind the doors of a motel on the border of nowhere, and into the lives of four loners on the edge.
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Mayra Santos-Febres was born in Puerto Rico, and has won many prizes for her stories, including the 1994 Letras de Oro Prize granted by the University of Miami and the 1997 Juan Rulfo Prize awarded by Radio Sarandi in Paris.
She is the author of the novel, Sirena Selena and the short-story collection, Urban Oracles.
Julian Castrodad is on a long, slow, downward slide that leads him to the seedy Motel Tulan in San Juan, where he works as a desk clerk on the night shift. He has recently been fired from his newspaper job, is on the outs with his girlfriend, and is trying to convince himself that his new job will provide him with the material to kick-start the novel he has been struggling to write for years. As is required in a motel that rents rooms by the hour, he learns to disappear into his surroundings while registering every detail. Among his regular customers are a controversial union organizer, an enigmatic drug dealer, and a secretive, sultry woman called M, who checks in every Wednesday. When one of them ends up murdered, Julian emerges from his exhausted state with a new drive to discover the hidden connections among the motel's regulars. Literature professor Santos-Febres, touted as an emerging author of Latin noir, writes strikingly about lost souls and lost dreams in sensual, evocative prose tinged with desperation. Joanne Wilkinson
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