By Ana Menéndez
Adios, satisfied Homeland! is a wildly cutting edge selection of interlinked stories that problem our preconceptions of storytelling. This severe examine the lifetime of the Cuban author pulls aside and reassembles the myths that experience come to outline her tradition, mixing phantasm with fact and exploring issues of paintings, relations, language, superstition, and the overpowering have to escapefrom the island, from reminiscence, from stereotype, and, finally, from the self. We’re taken right into a unwell man’s fever dream as he waits for a teach underneath an odd evening sky, right into a neighborhood of parachute makers dealing with the top in a windy city that now not exists, and onto a Cuban seashore the place the physique of a boy final visible on a ship certain for the United States seems to be an enormous jellyfish.
With Adios satisfied Homeland!, Menéndez places a latest twist at the historical past of Cuba and gives a wry and poignant standpoint at the conundrum of cultural displacement. shrewdpermanent, obtainable, and literary, it's a pleasing portrayal of ways tales are translated, (mis)interpreted, and formed throughout time and traditions.
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