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The Resource Sirena Selena, Mayra Santos-Febres ; translated by Stephen Lytle

Sirena Selena, Mayra Santos-Febres ; translated by Stephen Lytle

Label
Sirena Selena
Title
Sirena Selena
Statement of responsibility
Mayra Santos-Febres ; translated by Stephen Lytle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Discovered By Martha Divine In The Backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irresistible voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Auditioning for one of the luxury hotels in the Dominican Republic, Selena casts her spell over Hugo Graubel, one of the hotel's rich investors. Graubel is a powerful man in the Republic, married with children. Silena, determined to escape the poverty and abuse she suffered as a child, engages Graubel in a long seduction in this mordant, intensely lyrical tragi-comedy -- part masque, part cabaret -- about identity (class, race, gender) and "the hunger and desire to be other things."
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Santos-Febres, Mayra
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Lytle, Stephen A
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  • Singers
  • Bisexuality
  • Cross-dressers
  • Dominican Republic
  • Bisexuality
  • Singers
  • Cross-dressers
  • Dominican Republic
Label
Sirena Selena, Mayra Santos-Febres ; translated by Stephen Lytle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43599003
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780312252274
Lccn
00025261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43599003
Label
Sirena Selena, Mayra Santos-Febres ; translated by Stephen Lytle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43599003
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780312252274
Lccn
00025261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43599003

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