The Man Who Loved Dogs: A Novel

The Man Who Loved Dogs: A Novel

Leonardo Padura


A gripping novel in regards to the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico urban in 1940

In The guy Who enjoyed Dogs, Leonardo Padura brings a noir sensibility to at least one of the main interesting and complicated political narratives of the previous hundred years: the assassination of Leon Trotsky through Ramón Mercader.

The tale revolves round Iván Cárdenas Maturell, who in his adolescence used to be the good wish of contemporary Cuban literature―until he dared to put in writing a narrative that was once deemed counterrevolutionary. once we meet him years later in Havana, Iván is a loser: a humbled and defeated guy with a quiet, unremarkable lifestyles who earns his modest residing as a proofreader at a veterinary journal. One afternoon, he meets a mysterious foreigner within the corporation of 2 Russian wolfhounds. this is often "the guy who enjoyed dogs," and because the pair develop nearer, Iván starts to appreciate that his new good friend is hiding a bad secret.

Moving seamlessly among Iván's existence in Cuba, Ramón's early years in Spain and France, and Trotsky's lengthy years of exile, The guy Who enjoyed canine is Padura's so much bold and brilliantly finished novel but. it is a tale approximately political beliefs confirmed and characters damaged, a multilayered epic that easily weaves jointly 3 diverse plot threads― Trotsky in exile, Ramón in pursuit, Iván in pissed off stasis―to carry emotional fact to ancient fact.

A novel whose achieve is matched in simple terms by way of its impressive successes at the web page, The guy Who Loved Dogs lays naked the human expense of summary beliefs and the insidious, corrosive results of lifestyles lower than a repressive political regime.

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