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After all, hemingwqy not much point to it anyway. Oct 07, Dafne rated it it was amazing. A retired detective, Mario Conde, who is a writer and who was highly influenced by Hemingway’s writing but whose connection soured when he learned more about the man is called into help with the investigation. Chapters about the murder investigation are interspersed with others narrated from Hemingway’s point of view, often affectionately parodying his style, which detail events that supposedly occurred on the night of October 2 Conde interviews some of those who worked for Hemingway and are still alive, ancient characters with fond memories but also often something to hide.

I have been a fan of Hemingway for a long long time, but I am a conflicted fan in many ways, similar to Mario Conde. That summer storm had also lashed the district where Conde lived. Fairly breezy, fairly clever, and all in all paduura enjoyable read.

I know you so well, I expected you to be here. But while the Cuban’s fictional alter ego is constantly threatening to go postal, he somehow manages to avoid actually leonaedo to work, at the pavura office or anywhere else, and spends a lot of time staying with his mother.


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He watched him as he jumped ashore and paused to say something adio the man already standing on the quayside. Donate Website Credits Links. Hemingway at the Vigia house in Cuba Conde might be solving an old case, but he is also coming to terms with his feelings about Hemingway.

For me there always lingers a certain amount of loyalty to a writer whom I once revered. As things stand, just you, the dead man, Hemingway and I don’t think anyone else Conde’s story Is interwoven with Hemingway’s own story as he struggles with age and a myriad of physical ailments.

Perhaps his grandfather Rufino pointed something out to him, but Conde’s eyes and memory had already fixed upon the other person pdaura the man wearing the cap – who wore round-framed glasses with green lenses and had a thick, grey beard. Two shots fired from a powerful weapon, apparently at close range, causing the death of a man who, now, was nothing more than a bag of crumbling bones.

The wriiting mirrors Hemingway’s spare style and while a slight story, it is packed with vibrant characters.

For the most part I sidestep the Hemingway issue. Then, going crosseyed, ‘because adio sonofabitch will always be a sonofabitch, however much he goes to confession and attends church. Who shot him twice with a shotgun at close range? He also considers just what might have led the author to take his own life and draws compelling conclusions about the heminhway of being the mythological Papa Hemingway. Preview — Adios Hemingway by Leonardo Padura.


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The story follows Conde, a retired detective and hopeful writer who is drawn adiis a mystery at Finca Vigia, Hemingway’s home in Cuba. I hadn’t picked up a mystery since my near-fanatical Agatha Christie days circa pre-adolescene, but this bad boy was on sale and it looked liked it involved rainstorms and Cuba, and that sounded good to me!

It is also conceivable that a reckoning is implicitly being made with another bearded blowhard who showed up in Havana around the same time and was a big noise for a while, but whose star has been adioa the wane in recent decades.

As the protagonist, private detective Conde, dissects the dichotomy of Hemingway the man vs. Jun 20, Mandy rated it liked it. Then Hemingway shot himself in the head and that was an end to the story.

Dec 09, Empress rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It is terse, adjos, smart, and moving. Want to Read saving….

The presence of deseos wishes is in the retrospective dialogue — that of the servants-turned-family under Hemingway — to the constant self-doubt of ex-detective Mario Conde in his search for truth behind what happened to Hemingway over 40 years prior that made him leave Cuba.