King Bongo: A Novel of Havana

King Bongo: A Novel of Havana

by Thomas Sanchez

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King Bongo: A Novel of Havana by Thomas Sanchez

Havana, New Year’s Eve 1957, a terrorist bomb rips through the Tropicana nightclub. King Bongo, a rogue Cuban-American, tortured by a mysterious past and possessed of a mythic musical talent, goes on the hunt for the culprits, and for his sister, Cuba’s most exotic showgirl, who disappeared in the explosion.

Navigating Havana’s maze of Colonial backstreets, red-light districts, swank country clubs, and opulent casinos, Bongo encounters an outrageous cast of characters—American hit men, decadent movie stars, prophetic shoeshine boys, and a beautiful American socialite. At the center of the mystery is a sinister secret police operative with whom Bongo is destined to have a lethal showdown.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307766106
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/04/2011
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Thomas Sanchez lived for many years in Key West, Mallorca, and Paris, where the French Republic awarded him the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He currently resides in San Francisco. He is the author of Mile Zero, Day of the Bees, Zoot-Suit Murders and Rabbit Boss, which was named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the most important books of the twentieth century.


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