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By Ana Menéndez

ISBN-10: 0802170846

ISBN-13: 9780802170842

In this follow-up to her loved, prize-winning debut, In Cuba i used to be a German Shepherd, a brand new York instances impressive ebook of the yr, Ana Menéndez provides a releasing, magical, and glossy tackle the assumption of migration and flight.

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 escape—from 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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