Son de Almendra

Son de Almendra

Book - 2005 | Spanish
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El capo mafioso Albert Anastasia acaba de ser asesinado en Nueva York. Corre el mes de octubre de 1957, y se avecina una guerra por el control de los casinos habaneros. Joaqu#65533;n, un joven periodista, decide investigar las conexiones de importantes personajes cubanos con el bajo mundo. En su b#65533;squeda, comienza a frecuentar a un cuidador de fieras de zool#65533;gico, quien aparenta conocer las claves de una macabra conspiraci#65533;n, y se enamora de una mujer de circo, que le revelar#65533; un mundo de posibilidades trucadas: el desencanto como juego de espejos, y el doble fondo de los amores imposibles.


New York, October 1957. Albert Anastasia, head of the mafia, has just been murdered. A war over the control of Havana casinos is brewing. Joaqu#65533;n, a young journalist, decides to investigate connections between important Cuban individuals and the sub-world. The same day Anastasia is killed, a hippopotamus is also killed. Joaqu#65533;n realizes that both deaths may be connected and that search leads him to a zoo caretaker who apparently holds the key to a deathly conspiracy. At the same time, he falls in love with a woman from a circus that will reveal a world full of rigged possibilities ?the false bottom of impossible loves. This thriller of devastating speed that Mayra Montero gifts us with, is a brilliant counterpoint between memory and nostalgia; one that you will find very hard to put down.
Publisher: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico : Alfaguara, 2005
ISBN: 9781575818467
Branch Call Number: ML SPA MON
Characteristics: 277 p


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