“Everywhere you turn in Adios, Happy Homeland! you find a beautiful meld of tradition and modernism, an admirable mastery of irony, and a lyrical deposition on exile and homecoming. Take this balloon ride across the Carib-Cubano-Americano sea and landscape and you will relish the view.”

—Alan Cheuse

In this follow-up to her beloved, prize-winning debut, In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Ana Menéndez delivers a liberating, magical, and modern take on the idea of migration and flight.

An English language translation of “Un Cuento Extraño


“An exquisitely crafted work . . . A novel, lyrically written, that feels strikingly real and heartfelt, a narrative by a woman destroying herself with imagination and doubt.”

   —Denver Post

Now available in paperback


“[An] elliptical and finely nuanced meditation on the mysteries of memory and identity‚Ķ [that] captures the electrifying, all-consuming power of erotic love.”

   —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times



“A raucous, heartfelt debut...Deft, talented and hilarious....”

   —Junot Díaz