Author(s): Rachel Kushner
The New York Times bestselling debut novel by the author of the Folio Prize shortlisted The Flamethrowers*A New York Times bestseller**Finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction*Fidel and Raol Castro are in the hills, descending only to burn sugarcane plantations and recruit rebels. Rachel K is in Havana's Cabaret Tokio, entangled with a French agitator trying to escape his shameful past. Everly and K.C. are growing up in the dying days of a crumbling US colony, about to discover the cruelty and violence that have created their childhood idyll.
Rachel Kushner is a coeditor of the art and literary journal "Soft Targets" and a frequent contributor to "Artforum." A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia Universitys MFA program in writing, she has worked as an editor at both "Bomb" and "Grand Street" magazines. She currently lives in Los Angeles.