Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet

Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet

by Leonardo Padura
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The fourth of the Havana Quartet series.See more details below

Overview


Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The fourth of the Havana Quartet series.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Mario Conde, Padura's tormented Cuban police detective, is at his anguished best in this sequentially second volume of the so-called Havana Quartet, which constitutes a four-season chronicle of one year (1989) in Conde's life, though it's the last of the four to be available in English translation. The hard-drinking, romantic Conde, who's wanted to become a writer but ended up as a policeman in a corrupt and struggling land, constantly questions his fate as he investigates the murder of young, good-looking school teacher, Lissette Núñez Delgado, who taught at Pre-University High School, the same school Conde attended in his youth. Conde's return to his old school triggers nostalgia and regrets as he interviews the headmaster, students and fellow teachers. The original title, Vientos de Cuaresma(The Winds of Lent), captures the extensive wind imagery that Padura skillfully uses to capture Conde's state of mind. (June 30)

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904738282
Publisher:
Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Mario Conde Series
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
633,147
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >