Lado B is the story of Yaneira, a young woman who wants to escape her life as a prostitute and open a beauty salon. In order to obtain the money needed to do this, she decides to marry Carmona, an illegal immigrant who has lived in Miami for seven years. Both she and Carmona see an opportunity in each other as well as the only possibility of becoming successful in a country where, as immigrants, they have never felt welcome.
The preparations for the wedding take place on the street corners, in the cafeterias, and in the bars along Washington Avenue, Collins, and Española Way. Each day brings some small pleasures as well as lots of unhappiness to these two.
“A true picture of Miami today.” -Edmundo Paz Soldán.
Pedro Medina León (Perú) is the author of Streets de Miami (Streets of Miami), Mañana no te veré en Miami (I Won’t See You Tomorrow in Miami) and Lado B (Side B). He has also contributed to several anthologies and much of his work has been featured in newspapers such as El Nuevo Herald. In 2009, he launched the magazine Revista Cultural Suburbano.net (Miami). Since 2013, he has led the publishing house Suburbano Ediciones, and he was also a professor of creative writing at the Koubek Center, Miami Dade College between 2013 and 2015. www.pedromedinaleon.com