Revo­lu­tion Sun­day

The Week (US) - - Arts - By Wendy Guerra (Melville House, $17)

The young Cuban writer fea­tured in Wendy Guerra’s lat­est novel veers from de­spair to ela­tion to para­noia— “of­ten right­fully,” said Laura Moretz in Ploughshares. Cleo, a poet whose par­ents re­cently died in a sus­pi­cious ac­ci­dent, comes un­der con­stant govern­ment surveil­lance af­ter she wins a pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional prize. When unan­nounced searches and sur­pris­ing be­tray­als fol­low in Guerra’s “rivet­ing fever dream of a novel,” the reader—like the in­creas­ingly iso­lated Cleo—“barely has a chance to breathe.”

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