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Havana Fever (Mario Conde Investigates) by [Leonardo Padura, Peter Bush]

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Examples of previous Padura reviews: Havana Black is a revelation. A lush, frank, captivating murder mystery.--Atlantic Monthly A whodunit syncopated with brilliant riffs on Cuban sex, society, religion, even food.--The Independent Well-plotted second volume of the seething, steaming Havana Quartet. . . . A densely packed mystery.--Publishers Weekly The subterfuges adopted by people in everyday life, particularly in a climate of repression, captured perfectly in Padura's steamy, heat-soaked pages.--The Guardian --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Leonardo Padura was born in 1955 in Havana and lives in Cuba. He has published a number of novels, short story collections and literary essays but international fame came with the Havana Quartet, all featuring Inspector Mario Conde, of which Havana Blue is the third to be available in English 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.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B083CRRXR5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bitter Lemon Press; Translation edition (21 May 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 500 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1904738362
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Leonardo Padura was born in Havana in 1955 and lives there today. A novelist, journalist, and critic, he is the author of several novels, one collection of essays, and a volume of short stories. Leonardo Padura is the most internationally successful Cuban novelist of the revolutionary era and responsible for renovating the Cuban detective narrative in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union.His Havana series crime novels featuring the detective Mario Conde, published in English by Bitter Lemon Press, have been translated into many languages and have won literary prizes around the world. In January 2014 his historical novel about Trotsky’s assassin, The Man Who Loved Dogs, will be published in English.

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