By Ana Menéndez
Adios, chuffed 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 truth and exploring issues of artwork, kinfolk, language, superstition, and the overpowering have to escapefrom the island, from reminiscence, from stereotype, and, eventually, from the self. We’re taken right into a ailing man’s fever dream as he waits for a educate underneath an odd evening sky, right into a group 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 a massive jellyfish.
With Adios chuffed Homeland!, Menéndez places a latest twist at the background of Cuba and provides a wry and poignant standpoint at the conundrum of cultural displacement. shrewdpermanent, obtainable, and literary, it's a fascinating portrayal of the way tales are translated, (mis)interpreted, and formed throughout time and traditions.
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