Phillippe Diederich – SOFRITO and PLAYING WITH THE DEVIL’S FIRE
Frank Delgado is no thief. He co-owns a failing Cuban restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The restaurant, like Frank, is rudderless. Lost. He decides he’ll save the restaurant by traveling to Cuba to steal the legendary chicken recipe from the famed El Ajillo restaurant in Havana. The recipe is a state secret, so prized that no cook knows the whole recipe. But Frank’s rationale is ironclad—Fidel stole the secret from his family, so he will steal it back. He will triumphantly bring that recipe back to Manhattan and turn his fortunes around.
PLAYING WITH THE DEVIL’S FIRE
In Playing for the Devil’s Fire, twelve-year-old Boli and his friends are deep in a game of marbles when they discover the severed head of el Profe Quintanilla—And so it begins in this small pueblo west of Mexico City. When the bodies start to pile up, Boli’s parents try to find help in a nearby city. But they fail to return, so Boli enlists the help of a washed out luchador in a desperate attempt to find his parents, only to discover that in Mexico pain and sorrow are a way of life.
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