Sirena Selena vestida de pena

Sirena Selena vestida de pena

Book - 2009 | Spanish
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Baker & Taylor
Sirena Selena, a gay teenager who leaves home to fend for herself and make a life of her own, possesses a sweet, fresh and clear voice, and when Martha Divine, an old transvestite who owns a bar in Puerto Rico discovers the extraordinary talent, she decides to “promote” the young girl, but it is illegal for minors to work in Puerto Rico, so Miss Divine sets out to find a place where this legal technicality is not as rigid—the Dominican Republic.

Perseus Publishing
Sirena Selena, un adolescente gay que se ha echado a la calle para ganarse la vida, posee un don especial: una voz dulce, cristalina, fresca "como el mismísimo mal de amores sobre la faz de la tierra". Y cuando Martha Divine, una vieja travestí dueña de un bar en Puerto Rico, descubre ese talento sin igual, decide "promocionar" al joven... aunque hay un "pequeño" detalle: en Puerto Rico es ilegal el trabajo de menores. Miss Divine, como manager, decide buscar otros horizontes donde este aspecto legal se menos rígido, y para ello se dirigen a la República Dominicana.Sirena Selena vestida de pena es un excelente relato de un mundo de la sociedad caribeña y una magnífica elaboración de las ambigüedades de la sexualidad, escrito con un lenguaje fascinante y perturbador. Con esta primera novela, Mayra Santos-Febres explora el mundo de los travestis de una manera afortunada y con gran sentido del humor. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Sirena Selena is a gay teenager with a gifted voice. When she leaves home to make her way in the world, she meets bar-owner Martha Divine, an old transvestite who decides to "promote" the young girl. Sirena Selena vestida de pena is a brilliant portrayal of a world within Caribbean society and a superb exposition of the sexual ambiguities of human beings, written in a fascinating and disquieting manner. In this debut novel, Mayra Santos-Febres explores the world of transvestites with a great sense of humor.

Baker
& Taylor

When she rescues a teenage hustler from poverty, abuse, and drug addiction Martha Divine transforms him into the diva Sirena Selena, whose beauty and remarkable singing voice will be her ticket to fame and fortune.

Publisher: Doral, Fla. : Santillana, c2009
ISBN: 9781603968591
1603968598
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 19 cm

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