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Havana Fever
by Leonardo Padura and Peter Bush


Overview - The finest crime-fiction writer in the Spanish language... "--The London Times" Full of atmosphere and descriptions to savour, this is as much a life-affirming tribute to Havana as a fine novel of death and detection. "--The Independent" Police work is not merely a vocation but a metaphor for a futile yearning to solve the island s deepest crimes and misdemeanours.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The finest crime-fiction writer in the Spanish language... "--The London Times" Full of atmosphere and descriptions to savour, this is as much a life-affirming tribute to Havana as a fine novel of death and detection. "--The Independent" Police work is not merely a vocation but a metaphor for a futile yearning to solve the island s deepest crimes and misdemeanours. --"Times Literary Supplement"

Mario Conde has retired from the police force and makes a living trading in antique books. Havana is now flooded with dollars, populated by pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and other hunters of the night. In the book collection of a rich Cuban who fled after the fall of Batista, Conde discovers an article about Violeta del Rio, a beautiful bolero singer of the 1950s who disappeared mysteriously. A murder soon follows. This is a crime story set in today s darker Cuba, but it is also an evocation of the Havana of Batista, the city of a hundred night clubs where the paths of Marlon Brando and Meyer Lansky crossed.

Probably Leonardo Padura s best book, "Havana Fever" is many things: a suspenseful crime novel, a cruel family saga, and an ode to literature and his beloved, ravaged island."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781904738367
  • ISBN-10: 1904738362
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 286
  • Dimensions: 7.84 x 5.28 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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