A Kind of Solitude
By Dariel Suarez
Released January 1, 2019
Set in Cuba, largely after the fall of the Soviet Union, these eleven stories explore themes of isolation and preservation in the face of widespread poverty and sociopolitical oppression. From a chronically ill santero refusing medical care to a female-fronted heavy-metal band risking it all to emerge from Havana's underground, Dariel Suarez, in his daring debut, portrays the harsh reality, inherent humor, and resilient heart of a people whose stories should be known.
Dariel Suarez currently resides in Boston, where he is the director of Core Programs and faculty at GrubStreet. He is the author of the poetry chapbook In the Land of Tropical Martyrs.