If you're in L.A. this weekend, you gotta check out my friend Eduardo Santiago at A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood, discussing his novel, on Sunday, December 10 at 6 pm.
Tomorrow They Will Kiss.
A fun, soap opera-ish/novela-ish novel of three Cuban women -- Graciela, Caridad, and Imperio -- making their way and lives in New Jersey. The women bond over their love of Spanish-language telenovelas, and their hopes that tomorrow they -- the hero and heroine of said telenovela -- will kiss.
From the cover. "Like her native Cuba, Graciela Altamira is beautiful, defiant, passionate, and constantly threatened with some kind of trouble."
Isn't that fun?
I've heard various stages of Eduardo's novel in progress. I've got to say he's one of the most amazing storytellers I've met. In person and in story. To get a taste of Eduardo's humor, read this story story about a young boy fascinated with his aunt's wigs: Tia Norma's Wig. I'm sure we can ALL identify.
A very cool read.