Riess Publishes Translation of Short Story Anthology

Cubanabooks has published a translation by Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Barbara Riess of an anthology of María Elena Llana’s short stories, Domicilio Habanero, or An Address in Havana. A bilingual collection, An Address in Havana highlights Llana’s most critically successful stories, a mixture of fantasy and dark humor. Llana’s short stories contain a rich and entertaining representation of a particular social class in Cuba during the last 40 years: the bourgeoisie who struggled to maintain their social status and participated only by default in the construction of the new socialist society. Portraits of family and twisted gender roles appear throughout the stories, within a mysterious domestic sphere that is unmistakably set in Havana.