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ISBN: 190473815X
Author: Peter Bush,Leonardo Padura
Language: English
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press (June 1, 2006)
Pages: 261
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.3
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Each book in the Havana Quartet is related to a season. Havana Black has a strong autumnal feeling. Mario Conde is shedding his policeman face and going into a kind of hibernation to write the "moving and squalid" tales of the Havana Quartet

Each book in the Havana Quartet is related to a season. Mario Conde is shedding his policeman face and going into a kind of hibernation to write the "moving and squalid" tales of the Havana Quartet. And all through this book a hurricane is on the way - to wreak destruction, purify the world, and encourage the emergence of something new. But resigning from the police is not easily done. Mario has a new boss will only let him leave if he solves one more case

Havana Black: A Lieutenant Mario Conde Mystery (Mario Conde Investigates) by Leonardo .

The reverence with which Padura Fuentes has Mario Conde enter that chapel of reading and savor the spines of those all-but mythical volumes rivals the bibliomaniacal inventions of Jorge Luis Borges. Not since the Argentine master has a library been this breathtaking, important, and charged. Naturally, it is in this place that the clues to two murders await revelation.

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. Series: Mario Conde Investigates.

Leonardo Padura’s Havana Black begins with its protagonist, police detective Mario Conde ‘The Count’, resigning, because he’s fed up with being a cop (he would rather write, even if he is aware that his writing is probably quite mediocre), and because the boss he has worked with all these years has been made to retire.

Padura, who was born in Havana, took a degree in Latin American literature at the University of Havana

Padura, who was born in Havana, took a degree in Latin American literature at the University of Havana. Padura has published two subsequent books featuring Conde, the novella Adiós Hemingway (Padura’s first book to be translated into English, in 2005), and a recent novel La neblina del ayer (The Fog of Yesterday, published in English as Havana Fever).

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Havana Black: A Mario Conde Mystery by Leonardo . Conde's quest follows the basic rhythm of the whodunit, but Padura syncopates it with brilliant literary riffs on Cuban sex, society, religion, even food.

Conde's quest follows the basic rhythm of the whodunit, but Padura syncopates it with brilliant literary riffs on Cuban sex, society, religion, even food. See all 7 brand new listings.

Conde's investigation into a violent murder exposes a stifling, corrupt . Leonardo Padura lives in Cuba.

Conde's investigation into a violent murder exposes a stifling, corrupt society, a Cuban reality where nothing is what it seems. A dark and fascinating world of men and women born in the revolution who live without dreaming of exile and seek their identity in the midst of disaster. He is a novelist, essayist, journalist and scriptwriter. Havana Red has won numerous literary prizes, including the Hammett prize in Spain. The first of the Havana quartet featuring Inspector Mario Conde, a tropical Marlowe. A young transvestite in a beautiful red dress is found strangled in a Havana park.

Mario Conde's first investigation into a young man's violent murder exposes the equally disturbing death of his . Leonardo Padura was born in 1955 in Havana and lives in Cuba.

Mario Conde's first investigation into a young man's violent murder exposes the equally disturbing death of his beloved Cuba. Havana Red has been published in Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Germany and France. It is the first of the Havana Quartet of Lieutenant Mario Conde novels to be published in English. Country of Publication. Translated by. Peter Bush.

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For Dashiell Hammett, because of The Maltese Falcon. For friends, near and far, who are part of this story. Читать онлайн Havana Black. The second book in the Mario Conde Mystery series, 2006.

Havana Black: A Mario Conde Mystery. Leonardo Padura, translated by Peter Bush. From the publisher: Lieutenant Mario Conde is asked to investigate the. From the publisher: A brutally mutilated body is discovered washed up in the bay of Havana. The body of Miguel Forcade Mier, head smashed in by a baseball bat, genitals cut off by a dull knife. Forcade, once an official in the Cuban government responsible for the confiscation of the belongings of the bourgeoisie fleeing the revolution, was an exile in Miami.

Praise for Havana Red, the first of the Lt. Conde series:

“Another winner from Bitter Lemon…an innovative take on the traditional detective story. A macho cop whose investigation into the murder of a transvestite leads him to ruminate on his own attraction to this ‘philosophy of mimetics and erasure.’"—The New York Times

“A scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. Conde’s quest follows the basic rhythm of the whodunit, but Padura syncopates it with brilliant literary riffs on Cuban sex, society, religion, even food.”—Independent

The brutally mutilated body of Miguel Forcade is discovered washed up on a Havana beach. Head smashed in by a baseball bat, genitals cut off by a dull knife. Forcade was once responsible for the confiscation of art works from the bourgeoisie fleeing the revolution. Had he really returned from exile just to visit his ailing father?

The novel evokes the disillusion of a generation, many of them veterans of the war in Angola, discovering the corruption of those who preceded them. Yet it is a eulogy of Cuba, its life of music, sex and the great friendships of the people who elected to stay and fight for survival.

Leonardo Padura was born in 1955 in Havana and lives in Cuba. He is a prize-winning novelist, essayist, journalist, and scriptwriter.

Comments:

Alexandra
Each book in the Havana Quartet is related to a season. Havana Black has a strong autumnal feeling. Mario Conde is shedding his policeman face and going into a kind of hibernation to write the "moving and squalid" tales of the Havana Quartet. And all through this book a hurricane is on the way - to wreak destruction, purify the world, and encourage the emergence of something new.

But resigning from the police is not easily done. Mario has a new boss will only let him leave if he solves one more case. It's a political hot potato because the murdered man defected years ago and is murdered upon coming back to see his sick father. The Cuban government is likely to be blamed if the murderer is not found.

The investigation is engaging. The victim was in charge of confiscating the costly houses and possessions left behind when the wealthy bourgeoisie fled Cuba when the communists took over. I was fascinated to learn about this dicey period of Cuban history.

There are rum-soaked evenings with Mario and his old school buddies. Oddly, there are no hot seduction scenes in this book. I've come to expect them from previous books, but there are some funny reminiscences about boyhood self-pleasuring.

I've found the books of the Havana Quartet strangely addicting, despite the macho attitudes of Lieutenant Inspector Mario Conde, and his incessant boozing and self-pity. I recommend the Quartet to readers who like their mysteries with a literary flavor. Leonardo Padura writes quite lyrically about Cuba, the bonds of friendship, and the human appetites - with delicious dashes of humor.
Thetalen
Padura is wonderful. I withhold a star because of the translation, which is often clumsy. It was done by a Brit, so has a lot of Britishisms, which is fine, but he could at least have checked the baseball parts with an American or a Cuban or anyone who knows baseball. He just butchered those parts. There are other very clumsy parts, and the voice just doesn't do a good job of evoking Cuba. I have read 2 other Padura novels in English and did not have that problem at all.
melody of you
A pageturning police investigation, set against the backdrop of a dilapidated Havana, threatened by the ominous arrival of Hurricane Felix.I love the homages to some of Padura's favorite writers Hammett and Vazquez Montalban, the latter's easily recognizable with a full page recipe for a steak, bacon and gruyere feast.
Fountain_tenderness
makes me want to visit cuba. shows the scene as it is in a displaced country
iSlate
Never pass up on a chance to see Havana through the often blurry eyes of Mario Conde.
Tujar
There is no question that thhe author mr Padura is a prolific writer. But perhaps, from my point of view, that becomes a problem for he adds to many elements to the adventures of Mario Conde and the reader, me, get softer lost among the historical facts, the philosophical,comments and the personal troubles os so many friends of Mr. Conde.
I found very truthful the sorry character of the new lmembers of the Cuban revolution and also found predictable the discovery of the detective work
Andromakus
Padura is just as good when read between the lines as when reading his lines themselves.
What Leonardo Padura has done with his Havana Quartet of novels is staggering. The British translation and publication helps...because they have masterfully kept these books quickly entertaining and page-turning, but without question to the reader true works of literary art.

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