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Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet
     

Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet

by Leonardo Padura
 

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

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

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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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904738886
Publisher:
Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
536,934
File size:
325 KB

Meet the Author

Leonardo Padura was born in 1955 in Havana. He is a prize winning novelist, essayist, journalist and scriptwriter. International fame came with the publication of the Havana Quartet, all featuring Lieutenant Mario Conde, of which Havana Black is the second to be available in English.The Quartet has been translated into seven languages and has won numerous prizes including Spain's Hammett Prize. Critically acclaimed translator known for extensive work on Juan Goytisolo. Also translated Daniel Chavarria and Pedro de Alarcon from Cuba.

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