Havana Black

Havana Black


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ISBN-13: 9781904738152
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Series: Mario Conde Series
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 632,014
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

Leonardo Padura has just won the 2015 Princess of Asturias Literary prize for his life’s work. This prize is said to be the Spanish Nobel Prize. Previous winners include Philip Roth, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, Amin Maalouf and Ismail Kadare. Padura is most famous for his Inspector Mario Conde novels, all published in English by Bitter Lemon Press.

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Havana Black: A Lieutenant Mario Conde Mystery 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Hagelstein on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lt. Mario Conde is attempting to leave the police force at the same time he is solving the murder of an exile who has returned to Cuba to retrieve something of value. Hurricane Felix is bearing down on the island. Conde and his close friends are questioning their lack of control over their own lives and are exploring their own opportunities for escape. The effects of loss and corruption permeate the story and the lives of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst most boring hard to follow books I have ever read. Hops all over and hard to follow. Shallow plot and not well developed. A hundred pages into reading and still waiting to figure out the purpose of the book. BORING! I wouldn't even give it one star.