Daniel Chavarr#65533;a has long been recognized as one of Latin America's finest writers . . ." --Edgar Award-winning author William Heffernan
Daniel Chavarr#65533;a's most celebrated novel to date, The Eye of Cybele is the internationally acclaimed author's second book in English translation. The Eye is a tremendous literary accomplishment, an epic mystery set in ancient Greece in the time of Pericles. A mad priest and an entrancing whore join the likes of Alcibiades and Socrates in a quest for a lost jewel--the Dyndimenian Eye. Chavarr#65533;a's knowledge of Greek history and command of language guide him masterfully through this stunning and highly original work. The novel has already won four literary awards around the world: Premio Ennio Flaiano Award (Italy); Premio InternacionalPlaneta-Joaqu#65533;n Mortiz Award (Mexico); Premio del Ministerio de Educaci#65533;n y Cultura Award (Uruguay) and Premio de la Cr#65533;tica Award (Cuba).
"Out of the mystery wrapped in an enigma that, over the last forty years, has been Cuba for the US, comes a voice so cheerful, a face so laughing, and a mind so deviously optimistic that we can only hope this is but the beginning of a flood of Latin America's indomitable novelists, playwrights, storytellers. Welcome, Daniel Chavarr#65533;a."--Donald Westlake, author of Trust Me on This
"I recommend that we all do as Fidel likely does: light up a cigar and turn Chavarr#65533;a's pages, with pleasure." -- Thomas Adcock, author of Grief Street
Daniel Chavarr#65533;a is a Uruguayan writer whose novels, short stories, literary journalism, and screenplays have reached audiences across Latin America and Europe. For years, he was a professor of Latin, Greek, and Classical Literature. In 2001, Akashic published Adios Muchachos, Chavarr#65533;a's first book in English translation.
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