I Gave You All I Had: A Novel (Paperback)
  • I Gave You All I Had: A Novel (Paperback)
zoom

I Gave You All I Had: A Novel (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£10.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/01/2014
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
I Gave You All I Had introduces Cuca Martinez - a.k.a. Cuquita, Cuchita, the Girl - the youngest child in a brood of five, born in prerevolutionary Cuba to a flighty would-be actress and a Chinese enthusiast of New World riches upon whom fortune has consistently failed to smile. At sixteen, she heads for Havana in search of work.

There, a pair of strumpets named La Mechanga and La Puchanga introduce her to the sweet mischief of nighttime Havana, in which she meets Juan, the love of her life - only to see him disappear for eight years. When Juan resurfaces on the eve of the Revolution, Cuca believes her dreams are finally to be realized, but the political climate and Juan's shady dealings force him into hasty exile in America.

And so Cuca, like Cuba itself, waits. She waits for the promised dreams - of happiness, of plenty, of joy, of love - to arrive, and watches her country slide into a barren, repressive slumber. And while she waits, Cuca and her friends struggle, in the midst of those shattered dreams, to survive: they improvise, they scavenge, they make love, they remember, and above all, they talk.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781611459326
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 9 x 23 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An exuberant, original novel."
"Destined to be studied in college literature classes for years to come."
"A hilariously funny and heartbreaking novel of pre- and post-revolutionary Havana."
An exuberant, original novel.
Destined to be studied in college literature classes for years to come.
A hilariously funny and heartbreaking novel of pre- and post-revolutionary Havana.

You may also be interested in...

Girl With a Pearl Earring
Added to basket
The Boleyn Inheritance
Added to basket
The Tea Planter's Wife
Added to basket
Remarkable Creatures
Added to basket
Sword Song
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Dissolution
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Other Boleyn Girl
Added to basket
The Leopard
Added to basket
Master and Commander
Added to basket
Lamentation
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Pale Horseman
Added to basket
The White Queen
Added to basket
The Paying Guests
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Heresy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Beloved
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Wars of the Roses: Trinity
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.