Latinx author novel brings steampunk to the Caribbean and becomes your new summer book.
Of Robots and Hedonists
Can you fall in love with a robot? Carolina Cardona’s cinematic and intensely lyrical steampunk romance Andújar: The Robot Gentleman of San Juan transports you into the whimsical and tragic world of Santos Andújar, a mysterious aristocrat and multiple “amputee” who blurs the line between man and machine. Santos’ torrid love affair with a beautiful and hedonistic cousin not only forces him to “fake it til’ he makes it” in late 19th century Caribbean society, but the looming Spanish American War will test this robot gentleman to his limits.
Spend the Night with a Gentleman
Next time you visit Puerto Rico, stay at the hotel that inspired it all: the gorgeously eccentric Gallery Inn Hotel in Old San Juan, where you can roam courtyard gardens peopled with mysterious statues. This lush, charming and artistic boutique hotel is also home to The Cannon Club and the Steinway Society of Puerto Rico.
207 Norzagaray St., San Juan, PR.