Call Me Cassandra

The river was the Acheron, I know that now, and out of nowhere, navigating that river, the oldest ship in the world appeared, steered by a ferryman with an endless beard who lifted his hand full of swallows and asked me, “Cassandra, ...

Call Me Cassandra

Call Me Cassandra

“Dazzling." —Marcela Valdes, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) "A spellbinding novel by one of the best writers of the Americas." —Junot Díaz, author of This is How You Lose Her Ten-year-old Rauli lives in a world that is often hostile. His older brother is violent; his philandering father doesn’t understand him; his intelligence and sensitivity do not endear him to the other children at school. He loves to read, especially Greek myths, but in Cuba in the 1970s, novels and gods can be dangerous. Despite the signs that warn Rauli to repress and fear what he is, he knows three things to be true: First, that he was born in the wrong body. Second, that he will die, aged eighteen, as a soldier in the Cuban intervention in Angola. And third, that he is the reincarnation of the Trojan princess Cassandra. Moving between Rauli’s childhood and adolescence, between the Angolan battlefield, the Cuban city of Cienfuegos, and the shores of ancient Troy, Marcial Gala’s Call Me Cassandra tells of the search for identity amid the collapse of Cuba’s utopian dreams. Burdened with knowledge of tragedies yet to come, Rauli nonetheless strives to know himself. Lyrical and gritty, heartbreaking and luminous, Rauli’s is the story of the inexorable pull of destiny.

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Call Me Cassandra
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Marcial Gala
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-11 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: Genevieve Tabouis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973-04-21 - Publisher: Da Capo Press

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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Kathy Q. Bruhl
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-01 - Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

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Categories: Fiction
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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Carole Gift Page
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-15 - Publisher: Harlequin

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