Award winning local novelist David Winner tell tales of love, lust and redemption in his latest novel “The Cannibal of Guadalajara” a dark comedy about the intermingling of cultures, disintegrating marriages and self delusion. The main character Margaret Heller, a middle aged, middle class Jewish woman from the upper east side embarks on a one night stand with disturbed Dante, a young working class Mexican who leads her on a road trip to his hometown in Ecuador, uncovering dark hidden familial secrets and embarking on an uncharted quest for self-discovery. The novel explores the themes of perennial youth, cultural stereotyping, familial longing and the struggle to reclaim the lost pieces of our souls.
Winner, who is a Fort Greene native is the fiction editor of the Italian based magazine The American and an assistant professor at Hudson Community College. He is the recipient of two Pushcart nominations and winner of the first prize in The Ledge’s 2003 Fiction Contest. His work has been featured in The Village Voice, The Courtland Review, Phantasmagori, Dream Catcher, Staple, KGB and several other European and American literary magazines.
He will be reading excerpts from his novel at the Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 PM.
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