[UCP Books]: Papi: A Novel
“As delirious as it is powerful, Papi is a harrowing vision of a daughter trapped in the underworld of her father. Rita Indiana is one of a kind.”
“Most children believe their parents are perfect, and the realization that they aren’t typically comes as something of a shock. But the 8-year-old unnamed protagonist of Dominican writer Indiana’s English-language debut is not typical. . . . Palpable pain spills forth, as do the girl’s confusion, angst, and tumultuous inner life. A masterfully drawn, if sad, work of experimental coming-of-age fiction.”
“Exists somewhere between dream and delirium. . . . Indiana’s stream-of-consciousness narrative creates a world like Alice’s Wonderland—if it had been set in the Dominican Republic, that is. Papi is a curiosity, apparently a cult classic in the Caribbean, while its author is a celebrated musician and something of a cult classic herself. Does that make her sui generis? Readers will decide for themselves.”
Domestic Publication Date: 15 April 2016
Foreign Publication Date: 25 April 2016
152 pages | 5 ½ x 8 ½
Rita Indiana is a music composer and producer and rising star of contemporary Caribbean literature. She is the author of two short story collections and three novels. Achy Obejas is a Cuban American journalist, writer, and translator.
Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773.702.7490 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.