David Perlstein Writes
The hottest nightclub star in 1930s Havana guards two secrets: She is a Polish-born American Jew, and she has a penis. This page turner explores the plight of a brilliant transgender entertainer over a quarter century in Cuba, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco as she engages with political revolution, gangsters, celebrities and her own demons.
Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill all are credited with some version of: “England and America are two countries separated by one language.” That differing versions of a supposedly common language can create barriers applies within America. Language variants have created an issue between Blacks and whites and also within the Black community—as if there…Read More