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Let’s discuss The Man who loved dogs, by Leonardo Padura

Hosted by the Consul of the Rio de Janeiro Book Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 23 Jul 16:00 - 17:30

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Let’s meet and discuss our impressions on this book, which promises to be an amazing story.

“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 Protected content , 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.”