1 November 2013 at 5.32pm | 5 Comments
The novel, which was selected as one of the Waterstones Eleven for the best fiction debuts of 2013, explores the tumultuous history of Cuba across three generations through the eyes of its narrator Oscar Kortico. Full of dark comedy, magical history and startling revelations, the novel takes the reader on a journey from a tiny hamlet in the deep south of Cuba at the time of slavery (Pata de Puerco or Pig’s Foot), to the sprawling city of Havana in the 1990s.
Pig’s Foot is Carlos’s first fictional work. In 2007 he released his autobiography No Way Home. A UK best-seller, the book details his story from dancing in the streets of Havana to life as an international ballet star.
He has been just as busy on-stage as off. Carlos's new production of Don Quixote, his first full-length work for The Royal Ballet, had its world premiere earlier this Season. It was also screened live in cinemas across the globe in October.
Pig’s Foot is available to buy both in store and online in the Royal Opera House Shop.