El caso Neruda

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En una reunión social, el famoso poeta Pablo Neruda conoce al cubano Cayetano Brulé, y le pide un favor que desembocará en una investigación bastante particular. Neruda está enfermo de cáncer, y le pide a Brulé que encuentre a un médico mexicano que puede ser el único capaz de salvar su vida. Brulé da con el paradero del médico, pero resulta que este ha muerto hace algún tiempo. Cuando Brulé informa de esto a Neruda, el poeta le confiesa que en realidad él no estaba interesado en los servicios del médico, sino ...

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En una reunión social, el famoso poeta Pablo Neruda conoce al cubano Cayetano Brulé, y le pide un favor que desembocará en una investigación bastante particular. Neruda está enfermo de cáncer, y le pide a Brulé que encuentre a un médico mexicano que puede ser el único capaz de salvar su vida. Brulé da con el paradero del médico, pero resulta que este ha muerto hace algún tiempo. Cuando Brulé informa de esto a Neruda, el poeta le confiesa que en realidad él no estaba interesado en los servicios del médico, sino que quiere encontrar a la hija del mismo, pues sospecha que en realidad puede ser hija suya. Dar con el paradero de la hija resulta mucho más difícil, pues Brulé descubre que ha viajado por todo el mundo y que se ha cambiado varias veces de nombre y, sobre todo, que se dedica a una labor bastante singular.

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Best-selling Chilean Ampuero, a creative writing professor at the University of Iowa, is author of several novels, including a series featuring Cayetano Brulé, a Cuban detective living in Chile. In this fifth installment, Brulé receives a call from terminally ill poet Pablo Neruda. Brulé is asked to locate in Mexico a Dr. Bracamonte, who, according to Neruda, could save his life from a devastating cancer. But Brulé discovers that the real motive is Bracamonte's beautiful wife, Neruda's former lover, and her daughter, whom Neruda suspects is his. Brulé's investigation takes him to Mexico, Cuba, Germany, Bolivia, and, in a surprising conclusion, Chile. The novel successfully blends historical facts, including the hours prior to the coup that ended Salvador Allende's government in 1973, with biographical details of Neruda's political relationship with his friend Allende. Fans of Neruda will be particularly intrigued by the sections on Neruda's complex life and love affairs; highly recommended for collections of general Latin American literature.-Rafael Ocasio, Agnes Scott Coll., Decatur, GA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789584511898
  • Publisher: Grupo Editorial Norma
  • Publication date: 9/3/2008
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Roberto Ampuero nació en Valparaíso, en 1953, y actualmente vive en Estados Unidos, donde realiza cursos de posgrado, y enseña en la Universidad de Iowa y en el Middlebury College. Estudió en el Colegio Alemán de su ciudad y natal y, hasta el golpe de estado, cursó antropología social y literatura latinoamericana en la Universidad de Chile. En 1973 abandonó el país. Ha vivido en Cuba (1973-79), donde estudió literatura, Alemania del este (1980-83), Alemania Federal (1983-94), Suecia (1997-2000) y desde el 2000 en Estados Unidos. Es autor de la popular saga del detective privado de origen cubano Cayetano Brulé, que en Chile ha superado la barrera de los 100.000 ejemplares vendidos, y que también ha sido editada en Francia, Italia, Alemania, Portugal, España y otros países. Sus novelas policiales comprenden "¿Quién mató a Cristián Kustermann?", "Boleros en La Habana", "El alemán de Atacama" y "Cita en el Azul profundo". También ha generado gran impacto editorial su novela autobiográfica "Nuestros años verde olivo", que narra la experiencia del exilio chileno en Cuba. Sus cuentos fueron publicados en "El hombre golondrina", y una novela para jóvenes en "La guerra de los duraznos" (Editorial Andrés Bello), que relata la historia de niños de Valparaíso durante la dictadura de Pinochet. Ampuero, columnista dominical del diario La Tercera, es autor de la primera serie policial de la tv chilena, "Brigada Escorpión". Ha participado en numerosas ferias internacionales del libro en América Latina, Europa yEstados Unidos. Su novela "¿Quién mató a Cristián Kusterman?", con más de 10 ediciones en Chile, lo hizo acreedor en 1993 del Premio de Novela de la Revista de Libros El Mercurio, cuyo jurado lo integraron José Donoso, Jorge Edwards y Ana María Larraín.

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