20th century Cuban novelist
Few Cuban writers emobided the paradigm of frustration and brilliance of genius like Guillermo Rosales (Cuba, 1946 - Miami, 1993). Although he destroyed most of his work before committing suicide, The Halfway House survived and was published posthumously. A collection of short stories, Leap Frog, is forthcoming.
“This posthumous translation of Rosales, a Cuban-American writer who committed suicide in 1993, delivers a raw, powerful story set in a Miami home for the mentally ill.... It's a frightening, nihilistic cousin of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.”