Akashic Books, a small press in New York run by rock musician Johnny Temple, recently scored two unusual successes by publishing Jose Latour's The Outcast (1999, written in English) and classics professor Daniel Chavarria's Adios Muchachos
(2001), both of which defied the odds by being nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award given by the Mystery Writers of America.
However audiences take to Hoffman and the movie, Kwietniowski is chomping at the bit to tackle his next, most likely an "erotic caper movie" based on Daniel Chavarria's novel Adios Muchachos
, about a gorgeous Cuban prostitute and a larcenous, libidinous middle-aged man who resembles Mel Gibson.
I get a hell of a salary, I only have to work one day a week, and then it's adios muchachos
Although he officially broke with the Sandinista Party in 1994 and proclaims himself a Social Democrat in Adios muchachos, he strongly endorsed the Sandinista cultural policy of socialist realism announced in the first issue of Nicarauac (May-June 1980).
Regardless of its ideological ambiguities, Adios muchachos is a fascinating, well-written work that provides valuable insight into many aspects, if not all, of the last Latin American revolution .