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Natasha wimmer testifying to the squalor and grit of contemporary cuba, pedro juan gutierrezs novel in stories chronicles the misadventures of pedro juan, a former journalist now living from hand to mouth, half. This semiautobiographical novel is about those who are down and out, living in poverty in cuba in the 1990s. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 448 pages and is available in paperback format. Dirty havana trilogy by pedro juan gutierrez the independent.

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