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The Man Who Loved Dogs
by Leonardo Padura and Anna Kushner


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A gripping novel about the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940

In "The Man Who Loved Dogs," Leonardo Padura brings a noir sensibility to one of the most fascinating and complex political narratives of the past hundred years: the assassination of Leon Trotsky by Ramon Mercader.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A gripping novel about the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940

In "The Man Who Loved Dogs," Leonardo Padura brings a noir sensibility to one of the most fascinating and complex political narratives of the past hundred years: the assassination of Leon Trotsky by Ramon Mercader.

The story revolves around Ivan Cardenas Maturell, who in his youth was the great hope of modern Cuban literature until he dared to write a story that was deemed counterrevolutionary. When we meet him years later in Havana, Ivan is a loser: a humbled and defeated man with a quiet, unremarkable life who earns his modest living as a proofreader at a veterinary magazine. One afternoon, he meets a mysterious foreigner in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. This is "the man who loved dogs," and as the pair grow closer, Ivan begins to understand that his new friend is hiding a terrible secret.
Moving seamlessly between Ivan's life in Cuba, Ramon's early years in Spain and France, and Trotsky's long years of exile, "The Man Who Loved Dogs "is Padura's most ambitious and brilliantly executed novel yet. This is a story about political ideals tested and characters broken, a multilayered epic that effortlessly weaves together three different plot threads Trotsky in exile, Ramon in pursuit, Ivan in frustrated stasis to bring emotional truth to historical fact.
A novel whose reach is matched only by its astonishing successes on the page, "The Man Who Loved" "Dogs "lays bare the human cost of abstract ideals and the insidious, corrosive effects of life under a repressive political regime."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374535070
  • ISBN-10: 0374535078
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 592
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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