Buying Options

Kindle Price: $7.99

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
The Lazarus Rumba: A Novel by [Ernesto Mestre]

The Lazarus Rumba: A Novel Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$7.99

Length: 514 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled

An Amazon Book with Buzz: "The Patient" by Jasper DeWitt
"The Patient is a fascinating and frightening read that comes at you like the monster under your bed." - Reed Farrel Coleman Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Mestre manages to interpret the magic realist tradition in his own distinctive manner . . . [His] symphonic imagination proves mesmerizing."—The New York Times Book Review

"The Lazarus Rumba is a wonderful first novel . . . worthy of our best-known Latin American fabulists. With a fresh imagination and a command of the mischief words can create . . . it is Mestre's inventive extravagance that sets this book apart from others."—The Los Angeles Times

"A dense, complicated and rich first novel . . . thoroughly original."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Concerns the impact of the Cuban revolution on its champions and on those who resist it. The term magic realism doesn't cover it; this is twentieth-century history as both dream and trauma. Like that other Alice, the brave Alicia Lucientes is adrift in a nightmare wonderland, this one populated by a resurrecting rooster, a bovine inamorata, as well as martyrs, terrorists and contortionists—in short, the whole proud and damned lot of us, who we are and who we hope to be . . .[It] revives our hopes that the epic novel can be lyrical, comic, and sexy as hell, and still remain unapologetically political. And why not? Cuba is a country, but it is also a family, and this family saga has the breath of history to inspire it."—Gregory Maguire author of Wicked: The Life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West

"His prose has an uncommon exuberance that captures the lushness of his tropical setting . . . a talent to watch."—Publishers Weekly

"Magnificent . . . His episodic voices alternate between the vibrant and the ghostly, the gentle and the gross."—Library Journal

"Mestre has a baroque voice all his own that mixes fable, epic, family saga and stream-of-consciousness."—Newsweek.com

"The enormous influence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude on Latin American literature bears its finest fruit so far in this stunning exploration of the Castro Revolution's roots, character, and consequences.—0Kirkus Reviews
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ernesto Mestre was born in Cuba in 1964. His family emigrated to Spain in 1972, and later that year to Miami, Florida. He graduate from Tulane University and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first novel.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
2 customer ratings
5 star
28%
4 star
72%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2016
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2005