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Havana Year Zero

; Christina Macsweeney (Oversetter)

The year is 1993. Cuba is at the height of the Special Period, a widespread economic crisis following the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
For Julia, a mathematics lecturer who hates teaching, Havana is at Year Zero: the lowest possible point, going nowhere. Les mer
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The year is 1993. Cuba is at the height of the Special Period, a widespread economic crisis following the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
For Julia, a mathematics lecturer who hates teaching, Havana is at Year Zero: the lowest possible point, going nowhere. Desperate to seize control of her life, Julia teams up with her colleague and former lover, Euclid, to seek out a document that proves the telephone was invented by Antonio Meucci in Havana, convinced it is the answer to secure their reputations and give Cuba a purpose once more.
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.

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Karla Suarez was born in Havana in 1969. After publishing her first short stories book, Espuma (Foam) in 1999 she was awarded with the Lengua de Trapo prize for her novel Silencios (Silences) translated into several languages. After publishing another collection of short stories, Carroza para actores, she published her second novel in 2005, La viajera, and in 2007 she was selected by Hay Festival to be part of the Bogota 39. Habana, ano cero (2011) is her third novel, which obtained in France the prize Carbet de la Caraibe et du Tout-Monde and the Grand Prize of the Insular Book. Her most recent novel is called El hijo del heroe (The Hero's Son). In 2019, she received the Premio Iberoamericano Julio Cortazar.