|Chapter title||Disturbing Scenes in Amir Valle's Detective Series El descenso a los infiernos|
Exiled Cuban author Amir Valle’s detective series El descenso a los infiernos [The Descent into Hell] is officially unavailable in Cuba. Contrary to Cuba’s reputation as a society in which violent crime is uncommon, the series provides a nightmarish vision of the island as one in which obscene crimes are committed. The narratives demonstrate a morally-compromised and small-minded Cuban state police as incapable of solving crimes without the support of Alex Varga, ‘rey de la marginalidad’, a neoliberal challenge to the New Man.
|Keywords||Cuba, detective fiction, Amir Valle, sex, violence, hombre nuevo, New Man|
|Book title||Crime Scenes: Latin American Crime Fiction from the 1960s to the 2010s|
|Published||19 Jun 2019|
|Place of publication||Oxford|