Josi Latour


By Josi Latour

Published October 5, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)

"Outcast" is the first Cuban crime novel to be written in English and published in the United States. A smart, multi-voiced, savagely unsentimetal tale that blends cultural critique, personal discovery, and explosive violence to reveal the callous, impersonal dysfunction of both contemporary Cuban socialism and its self-congratulatory free-market alternative in Miami.

"Outcast is a tense, suspense-filled tale that will keep readers guessing until the final page. It is also an importatnt and courageous book, a look at daily life in Cuba as few Americans have seen it, by a writer who still lives under the ever-watchful eye of the revolution." --Edgar Award-winning author William Heffernan

Josi Latour was born in 1940 in Havana, Cuba, where he won his first literary prize at age thirteen. "Outcast" is his seventh novel and his first written in English.

In this exclusive recording, Latour reads an excerpt from his new book "Outcast" (Akashic Books).

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