Padura's new novel is for summer
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- Culture and Traditions
- 12 / 03 / 2009
Cuban readers will be able to enjoy, from next summer, the novel El hombre que amaba a los perros (The man who loved dogs), the most recent work of the writer Leonardo Padura.
During a meeting between the writer and his readers at the UniÃ³n de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC, Cuban Association of Writers and Artists), Padura read passages of the work and stated that Ediciones Union is in charge of its publication in
Padura, who is recognized as one of the most important contemporary Cuban writers, surprised recently his Cuban readers with the novel La novela de mi vida, about the turbulent life of the poet JosÃ© MarÃa Heredia.
Regarding the new novel, the writer commented about the exclusive contract with the publishing house Tusquets Editores, from Barcelona, who will make the presentation of the work in Spain.
El hombre que amaba a los perros is about the story of the murder of Leon Trotsky in Coyoacan, Mexico in 1940 by the Spaniard Ramon Mercader, but from the vision of a Havana veterinarian from the 21st century.
The novel takes place in Russia, Turkey, France, Norway, the USA, Mexico and Cuba, but in Padura opinion, "it is a book written here, from a Cuban perspective, from my vision as a Cuban".