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The Man Who Loved Dogs
Author: Leonardo Padura

ISBN: 9781908524447
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 2 February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 4.5

"The Man Who Loved Dogs, by Cuban author Leonardo Padura, is a stunning novel, chronicling the evisceration of the Communist dream and one of the most "ruthless, calculated and useless" crimes in history. All credit to Bitter Lemon ... for publishing such a readable English translation...There can be few more insightful explorations of the ways in which communism corroded the human spirit and justified the most monstrous of crimes." - Financial Times

Cuban writer Ivan Cardenas 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 Ramon 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. 

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