Charlie Vázquez is a radical writer of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. His fiction and essays have been published in various print and online publications and anthologies. He hosts a queer reading series in New York called PANIC! and is a retired experimental musician and photographer. Contraband is his second novel.
This riveting work of Latino noir follows the paranoid underworld exile of Volfango Sanzo, a man so haunted by his secrets that he escapes to sprawling networks of underground tunnels and labyrinths in near-future America—where dissidents and “lunars” seek refuge from the smoldering ruins of a nation plagued by a deadly civil war and revolution.