Nobody in Chile writes like Iván Monalisa Ojeda. Nobody has his self-confidence, his insolence, his tenderness. The stories we find in Las biuty queens portray in a fierce way the life of an illegal immigrant in New York. Here glamor and lights coexist with misery and loneliness. The American dream does not exist. Only the fragile voices of this book remain that, in rabid Spanglish, narrate a nightmare as beautiful as it is infinite.
After Pedro Lemebel, Iván Monalisa is the most extraordinary writer in this world of biuty queens.
Monalisa is a legend. She lives in New York as an illegal and her stories are about dressed addicts. A powerful pen. He looks a lot like Lemebel, but he has his own voice. Her personality is even more edge, and she doesn't want to make the world a better place with literature. Of survive on an expensive and tough New York is what it's all about. It's like being in a permanent apocalypse.