Cuban writer Iván Cárdenas Maturell meets a mysterious foreigner on a
Havana beach who is always in the company of two Russian wolfhounds.
Ivan quickly names him “the man who loved dogs”. The man eventually
confesses that he is actually Ramón Mercader, the man who killed Leon
Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940, and that he is now living in a secret
exile in Cuba after being released from jail in Mexico. Moving
seamlessly between Iván's life in Cuba, Mercader's early years in Spain
and France, and Trotsky's long years of exile, The Man Who Loved Dogs is
Leonardo Padura's most ambitious and brilliantly executed novel yet. It
is the story of revolutions fought and betrayed, the ways in which
men's political convictions are continually tested and manipulated, and a
powerful critique of the role of fear in consolidating political power.
Author Information Leonardo Padura has just released his masterpiece THE MAN WHO LOVED DOGS about the assassination of Trotsky. was born in 1955 in Havana and lives in Cuba. He is a novelist, essayist, journalist and scriptwriter. His Mario Conde Havana crime series has been published in Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Germany and France.
The Translator Anna Kushner was born in Philadelphia and has translated the novels of Guillermo Rosales, Norberto Fuentes, and Gonçalo M. Tavares.
Praise for The Man Who Loved Dogs
'Breathtaking narrative, a masterpiece...' Le Figaro
'The assassination of Trotsky with an ice axe as the starting point of one of the best romans noirs of the year...' Lire
|Publisher||Bitter Lemon Press|
|Number of pages||576|
The Man Who Loved Dogs - Leonardo Padura
- Author: Leonardo Padura
- Product Code: 9781908524447
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