He's fast. He's nervous. He's outrunning family and friends. Xavier Cuevas is on the treadmill in blind pursuit of the American Dream. Going nowhere. Going under. Xavier is having trouble keeping step with the frenetic, bicultural mambo he's caught up in. Suarez's sparse, elegant prose lures us with a cool and witty portrayal of Xavier and Miami's Cuban personality. And, when this author beckons, the reader can't help but jump into the convertible for a rivetting ride as the novel races along in pastel-colored flashes ...

Going Under 1996, Arte Publico Press

ISBN-13: 9781558851597