Alejandro Nodarse presents Blood in the Cut, in conversation with Cristina García

 
Friday
June 14th
6:30pm
 
McNally Jackson Seaport
4 Fulton St. 
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Blood in The Cut brims with dangerous energy in the face of existential entropy. A fantastic story.” —S. A. Cosby, author of All the Sinners Bleed

“Heat practically radiates off the page. . . With indelible descriptions of its Miami setting and a three-dimensional look at life in the city’s Little Havana neighborhood, this hard-nosed thriller heralds the arrival of a major new talent.” Publishers Weekly

Sharp as a butcher knife gleaming in the Miami sun, Alejandro Nodarse's Blood in the Cut opens onto a deeply personal vision of the streets and swamps of Miami, where the roots are crooked but strong as mangroves.

Iggy Guerra is out of prison, but his homecoming is anything but smooth. His beloved mother is gone, his grief-stricken father Armando is deep in debt, and they are about to lose the butcher shop that has been in their family for generations.

Iggy must earn his father’s lost trust in order to save La Carnicería Guerra from the threats imposed by a new rival business, a vigilante activist, and big-game hunter Orin, who has dragged Armando into his dangerous money-making schemes deep in the Everglades, where more than secrets are buried. Iggy will wrestle with the beauty and the danger of the place he calls home as he tries to save his family—without losing himself forever.

“Cinematic and immersive, with true emotional heft, Blood in the Cut is a ferocious examination of family wounds and loyalty, of second chances scraped from the maw of a dangerous wilderness. Alejandro Nodarse has crafted a novel the way one rebuilds a classic muscle car: one propulsive piece at a time until it flies. I'll hold the Guerra family in my heart for a very long time.” —Katie Gutierrez, author of More Than You'll Ever Know


Alejandro Nodarse holds an MFA from the University of Miami and is an alum of Las Dos Brujas Writers Conference and a former staff member of the VONA Writers Conference. Blood in the Cut is his debut novel.

 

Cristina García is the author of eight novels: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, King of Cuba, Here in Berlin, and Vanishing Maps. García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into fifteen languages. She’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others. García has taught at universities nationwide.

 

 

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