Book cover for The art of white roses, Papillote Press

The Art of White Roses

£7.99

ISBN

9781999776824

Published

2018

Format

Paperback
also an eBook

ISBN

9781999776824

Published

2018

format

Paperback
also an eBook

It is 1957, in a quiet Havana suburb. Adela Santiago is thirteen and lives in a small blue house with her family. But something is amiss. Students on her street are disappearing, her parents’ marriage seems to be disintegrating and a cousin is caught up in a bombing at a luxury hotel. Welcome to the revolution. Welcome to Cuba.

Winner

Viviana Prado-Núñez won the Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature (2017) for this first novel set in Cuba.

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What they say

A gorgeously written story, full of nuance, sadness, and the joy of growing up. A terrific debut from an exciting new voice in young people’s literature.
– Daniel José Older, author of the award-winning YA series “The Shadowshaper Cypher”.

For a young woman’s debut novel, Viviana Prado-Núñez writes with assurance, eloquence and beauty.”
– Jamila Gavin, author of “Coram Boy”, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Children’s Book of the Year

Love this debut novel from a talented new writer – superbly crafted, engaging and warm hearted coming of age tale set in Cuba 1958. Thank you Papillote Press for sending this on. It’s fantastic.
– Bali Rai, YA author of YA novels, including The Crew and Rani & Sukh
The Art of White Roses is a poet, poignant depiction of Caribbean life by an emerging voice I know we will continue to read.
– David Tomas Martinez, poet and teacher

About the Author

Viviana Prado-Núñez

Viviana Prado-Núñez is a writer and theatre-maker who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a hospital with a 4.0 Google review rating and a view of the ocean. She has never seen Star Wars, eaten a grasshopper, or written a poem without the letter “e,” though she hopes to do all three of those things in the future. Previous credits include winning the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature for The Art of White Roses, winning the 2017 Morgan Parker Poetry Prize, longlisting for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award, and being listed on the New York Public Library’s recommended reading list for 2020 National Caribbean American Heritage Month.