The Return of Felix Nogara
The dictator is dead and suddenly the exiles can return. So begins Pablo Medina’s most compelling work to date, a novel set on Barata, an imaginary Caribbean island (not unlike Cuba). Sent to the United States at the age of twelve, Felix Nogara has remained attached to his native land through dissident fellow exiles and through his family legacy. Thirty-eight years later, he returns, and with a wise and sardonic cab driver as his guide, he travels through the ruined landscape to recover his lost history, his lost happiness. With wit, imagination, and visionary insight, Medina takes the reader to an island in chaos in order to explore the deepest regions of an exile’s heart.
“Medina...writes a gritty yet graceful prose. [A] searching and lyrical second novel.”
—John Freeman, Washington Post Book World
“[D]elicious, astute, darkly funny...this novel is right on target.”
—Bob Shacochis, New York Times Book Review
Pablo Medina is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose including Exiled Memories and The Marks of Birth. He is on the core writing faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers in Asheville, North Carolina, and is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Paperback / $15.00 / ISBN 978-0-89255-279-5 / 272 pages / Fiction
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