Plaza y Valdes and Recorded Books Presents
A God for Cordelia (Un dios para Cordelia) by Malú Huacuja del Toro
Renowned Actor Monica Steuer will read an except from the book and Singer and Instrumentalist Mochi Parra will sing the song "A God for Cordelia"
The Editors will also be present
The Story: Mexico City in the not too distant future - the largest city in the world, a lawless universe were Gods are created by humans instead of the other way around. A God for Cordelia is the Mexican science fiction version of Milli Vanilli's fraudulent fame. VideoFriendship, Inc. (Videoamistad S.A.) is directing all aspects of cultural life. To control people's minds the "videoson" is used, an omnipresent device that transmits aggressive "videocumbias", stupid music and commercials to the population every minute of every hour of every day. Cordelia, a famous videoson star who can't sing on key, will try to kill her double Iris, whose beautiful voice threatens her and the entire music-production system. A God for Cordelia was first published in Mexico in 1995 and quickly became the most popular title penned by Malú. Today it is used in university classes and in highschools as standard reading and it continues to sell out all printings. Audio Books will release A God for Cordelia in audio format in the United States, voiced by Monica Steuer. Plaza y Valdes has reprinted the book again for Mexican and international readers.
Malú Huacuja del Toro , author, playwright and screenwriter, was born in Mexico City in 1961 and is considered one of the "most irreverent voices" of Mexican un-official culture. Her first novel Crimen sin faltas de ortografía (Crime without Spelling Mistakes) was published when she was 25 year old and it was judged best finalist in the Plaza & Janés First International Crime Novel Competition in Spanish. It was also translated and published by the Italian company Hobby& Work. The book is a parody of crime novels. Ms. Huacuja del Toro worked from 1990 to 1995 as a playwright for the renowned theater director Jesusa Rodríguez, who recently won a special citation from The Village Voice Obie Awards. She wrote over 30 cabaret shows, political satires, a rendition of King Lear (also published) and a play, Cielo de Abajo (The Sky Below) which was first performed in 1993 at the Europalia Festival in Belgium, and subsequently in Paris, Montevideo and Chicago. She has sold satirical, fiction and crime stories for TV and radio programs in Mexico. The movie El Amor de Tu Vida S.A. (The Love of Your Life Inc.), directed by Leticia Venzor, based on Malú's original screenplay, won the Audience Award during the film festival Semana de cine iberoamericano, in 1997.
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The exact date of this concert is not known, but it occurred in the marked year around this time.