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Farewell to the Sea

(The third book in the Pentagonia series)
A novel by

In this brilliant, apocalyptic vision of Castro's Cuba, we meet a young couple who leave the dreariness of Havana and spend six days at a small seaside retreat, where they hope to recapture the desire and carefree spirit that once united them. In a stunning juxtaposition of narrative voices, the wife recounts the grim reality of her marriage, the demands of motherhood, and her loss of freedom, innocence, and hope; while her husband, a disillusioned poet and disenchanted revolutionary, recalls his political struggles and laments the artistic and homosexual freedom that has been denied him. Rich in hallucination, myth and fantasy, Farewell to the Sea is a fierce and unforgettable work that speaks for the entire human condition.


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Hardback Editions

December 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: Farewell to the Sea
Author(s): Reinaldo Arenas
ISBN: 0-670-52960-5 / 978-0-670-52960-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

July 1987 : UK Paperback

Title: Farewell to the Sea (Pentagonia)
Author(s): Reinaldo Arenas
ISBN: 0-14-006636-5 / 978-0-14-006636-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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