Roberto Quesada Never through Miami

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Never through Miami

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Never through Miami: Elías Sandoval, the anxious protagonist of Quesada's charming, lighthearted short novel, is sweating bullets as he stands before curt immigration officials at Miami International Airport in a valiant attempt to get a six-month visa into America (...) Quesada's energetic prose makes this a swift, pleasing read—and nice reinforcement for anyone doubting the hopes and dreams powering America and its melting-pot population. —Publishers Weekly. Praise for Roberto Quesada's writing: "Roberto Quesada is a lively and gifted writer full of amusing and thought-provoking ideas." — Kurt Vonnegut “Quesada's frenetic, loping prose style” —The New York Times Book Review. "Quesada is at his inventive peak when recreating New York’s bohemian Latino colony with illuminating clarity." — Library journal on The Big Banana

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About the Author:

Roberto Quesada, whom the prestigious American writer Kurt Vonnegut has called, “A lively and gifted writer full of amusing and thought-provoking ideas", was born in Honduras and is the author of The Deserter (short stories, 1985), The ships (a novel, 1988) published by (Four Walls Eight Windows) and has enjoyed a great deal of success in the US. Big Banana, his third novel, was published in 1999 by (Arte Publico Press, University of Houston), with its edition in Spanish published by (Seix Barral, 2000). Never enter Miami was published by (Mondadori, 2002) and The Tightrope by (Alfaguara 2013). In 1996, he received The American Institute Award of Writers in the United States. He also received the National Journalism Award "Jacobo Carcamo", Honduras, 2009. He is an international analyst for HispanTV, RT (Russian Today). He’s former diplomat of Honduras to the United Nations for 14 years. Quesada, currently lives in New York with his wife, Lucy Pagoada-Quesada a New York City Department of Education teacher and his eleven years old son, Roberto Quesada Jr., a young artist and City-wide winner of the 30th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition in New York City with his book “Some Skyscrapers Are...,” written and illustrated by Roberto Quesada Jr.

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El¡as Sandoval, the anxious protagonist of Quesada's charming, lighthearted short novel, is sweating bullets as he stands before curt immigration officials at Miami International Airport in a valiant attempt to get a six-month visa into America. With $60 in his pocket, a one-way plane ticket and dreams of finding fame as a sculptor, El¡as smooth talks his way past security checkpoints into America, gets a job waiting tables in New York City and moves in with friend Mario, a photographer and fellow immigrant. He's left his irritable songbird of a girlfriend behind in Honduras with the promise that he'll send for her when he gets settled. Helena frets that she'll end up like her scorned mother, Dina, and suffer the "curse of Perestroika" when a Latino man leaves his wife for America and never contacts her again still, both mother and daughter visualize the "greatest dream: to see Miami." Helena and Dina get desperate when El¡as's phone calls become hurried and infrequent, and they hatch a plan to get Helena to the U.S. by any means necessary. Meanwhile, Laura, a fellow restaurant worker, has caught El¡as's eye, and his first Manhattan art gallery exhibition (and the novel's only implausible scene) is a monetary success. El¡as finally finances Helena's flight to the States, but her faith in him has vanished, and she herself vanishes too upon her arrival in Miami. Some of the dialogue can be didactic, but that's a minor stumble in this amusing story bolstered by its knowledgeable meditations on the Central American immigration experience. Quesada's energetic prose makes this a swift, pleasing read and nice reinforcement for anyone doubting the hopes and dreams powering America and its melting-pot population.

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