Princeton University Library Catalog

United States of Banana / Giannina Braschi.

Author:
Braschi, Giannina [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Las Vegas, NV : AmazonCrossing, ©2011.
Description:
305 pages ; 21 cm
Summary note:
United States of Banana takes place at the Statue of Liberty in post-9/11 New York City, where Hamlet, Zarathustra, and Giannina are on a quest to free the Puerto Rican prisoner Segismundo. Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana, for the crime of having been born. But when the king remarries, he frees his son, and for the sake of reconciliation, makes Puerto Rico the fifty-first state and grants American passports to all Latin American citizens. This staggering show of benevolence rocks the global community, causing an unexpected power shift with far reaching implications -- From back cover.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Fiction.
ISBN:
  • 9781611090673 ((pbk.))
  • 1611090679 ((pbk.))
LCCN:
2011904665
OCLC:
760912360
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