Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Lady Matador's Hotel

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week's pick:

 The Lady Matador's Hotel; Cristina Garcia
(Scribner - 9/7/2010)

"Sensual prose softens the crushing blows that life doles out to almost every character in this latest from García (Dreaming in Cuban), in which six lives cross paths in a luxury hotel somewhere in the tropics of Central America. It's a gloomy portrait of modern life, told through a series of vivid, sometimes fantastical, narrative moments. In the honeymoon suite, a Korean businessman contemplates suicide as his pregnant 15-year old mistress flits around dressed up like a harlot from a bygone era. On the rooftop, waitress and ex-guerrilla Aura Estrada sips tea with her dead brother, who warns her of the arrival of the colonel who killed him. Martín Abel, the corpulent colonel, plots against leftists, curses the wife who's left him, and lusts after the most talked about guest in the hotel: Suki Palacios, also known as the Lady Matador. A Californian of Mexican and Japanese descent, Suki is in town to fight in the first ever Battle of the Lady Matadors in the Americas. The sultry atmosphere, dash of the supernatural, and well-developed characters are a winning mix, and the story's many parts move with frictionless ease. (Sept.)--Publishers Weekly

What book are you anxious to see released?

12 comments:

  1. That cover is hilarious! Sounds like a fun book...

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  2. HOly moly on the cover!!! I could barely get past that to read the info!! LOL!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This sounds great! I love the cover!

    My WoW is here.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great PW review...I'm sold!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This sounds like a really great book! Both full of emotion and a little surreal. I am going to check it out! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sounds interesting and unique! Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I read Dreaming in Cuban a long, long time ago. I even bought a copy in Spanish but then came to my senses and returned it. The English version was good, though!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I had a difficult time with Dreaming in Cuban, so I don't know. Although the cover is tempting!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The cover and the description are both intriguing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the cover! And the book sounds great :-)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to visit and double thanks for any comments. If you ask a question in your comments, I will try to reply to it here, or by email if your settings allow me to do so. Thank again for visiting.

(I apologize for the word verification, spammers spoil it for all sadly.)