by Roberto Fernández
Published: June 30, 1988
Bind: Trade Paperback
Raining Backwards is an entertaining satire of the Cuban community in Miami, filled with hilarious scenes and characters, including a lovesick girl determined to be a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, a poor Cuban American who becomes Pope, another Cuban American who begins a guerrilla war to separate Florida from the Union, and a ditsy plantain-chip magnate.
“Fernández’s spirited, appealing book, with its hyperbolic visions, is like an Under Milk Wood written by a Cuban William Burroughs.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Raining Backwards is] an affectionate autobiographical memoir cast in a rather fantastic shape by a talented, developing writer.” —The New York Times Book Review
In the summer of 1961, when ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ arrived in Miami with his family from Cuba at the age of ten, he was sure, as his mother was, that they would leave in February of 1962. Decades have passed. Today, Fernández considers himself a citizen of Miami living in exile in Tallahassee.