Havana Year Zero - Karla Suárez
Translated by Christina MacSweeney
It was as if we’d reached the minimum critical point of a mathematical curve. Imagine a parabola. Zero point down, at the bottom of an abyss. That’s how low we sank.
The year is 1993.
For Julia, a mathematics lecturer who hates teaching,
From this point zero, Julia sets out on an investigation to befriend two men who could help lead to the document’s whereabouts, and must pick apart a tangled mystery of sex, family legacies and the intricacies of how people find ways to survive in a country at its lowest ebb.
Charco Press (2021)
‘An impressive novel’, Le Figaro Littéraire (France)
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