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Mostly though, Fuentes seems to use this second storyline to indulge his own questions about the behavior of a man who has dominated the twentieth century literary world. As Papa prowls the grounds of Finca Vigia inarmed and lonely, Mario Conde interviews the men who knew him during that time and then turns to the papers he left behind for the final clues. Padura skillfully strikes a balance by arousing equal parts empathy and disgust, pitting the reader in an irresistible tug-of-war between wanting to root for a Hemingway hero while also suspecting he could be a scoundrel deserving of a strong slap on the wrist.

Narrada en dos planos temporales, la novela busca explicar el misterio y acercarnos al controvertido escritor norteamericano. It raises questions of the source of a creative person’s talent and the fascination we have with peo The story of a retired detective-turned-writer coming out of retirement to investigate a case involving Ernest Hemingway intrigued me.

Then he buried him. He gives the picture of a great man whose physical faculties are diminishing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This new title features the same rebarbative, rebel-without-a-cause protagonist who appears to share numerous personal characteristics and traits with his creator, but the tone is distinctly older and grimmer.

Nobody had any interest in the dead man at the time. Can I really admire his stories about Africa while simultaneously being repulsed by his eagerness to hunt and kill?

Do you think I’ve got time to investigate Hemingway’s life, someone who killed himself a thousand years ago, to find out if he’s guilty or innocent? In English and some other languages, he is often referred to by the shorter form of his name, Leonardo Padura.


There was something of Santa Claus in that old, rather dirty-bearded man with his large hands and feet; he walked with assurance, but somehow sadness emanated from him. The wriiting mirrors Hemingway’s spare style and while a slight story, it is packed with vibrant characters. Jul 10, Rick rated it really liked it Shelves: Foi o primeiro livro que li deste autor.

Adios Hemingway

I think it might have been easier to read if I had read it in Spanish, the language I believe it was written in. Eight years out of the police force is a long time and he would never have imagined it would be so easy to return to the fold. El trato hacia Hemingway es desprejuiciado, libre, respetuoso y desmitificador. Aug 27, Ernest Haiat rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When a corpse is found on the old Hemingway estate and it’s clear that the man was sdios thirty or forty years ago Conde is back on the case.

I’m not a huge Hemingway fan, but the use of him as a character of sorts made me interested in his life, particularly those final years, particularly those in Cuba.

It was a good read, an interesting mystery, but everything got tied up neatly. What keeps him going is drinking with old friends and a desire to be a writer. The present time is but the events that animate the story took place at the beginning of October inwhen Hemingway was losing his health and faculties, a wreck of a man, his mind and body prematurely breaking down at an accelerating rate thanks to a life of recklessness and excessive drinking, eating, and violence.

With less posturing and preening, these pieces could be good reportage; with more humour and perspective, they could be good satire. Look, Conde, I’m up to here with work,’ he said as he brought his hand up to his eyebrows.

Adios Hemingway (Mario Conde, #6) by Leonardo Padura

As the archetypal antithesis to all that I identify with and hold dear–Hemingway having been sexist, arguably antisemitic, and certainly no friend to animals, he was a man from or toward which I should run screaming–and yet–to my great dismay–there is still something which I undeniably appreciate, perhaps even admire, about his writing. Hemingway had a filthy temper.


Maybe it’s a macho Cuban thing. Reality had been battering this dream for some leoardo now with pafura fervour, and Conde couldn’t understand why he still clung to the image, which had been so vivid and photographic at first, but from whose rather poor impressionist palette he could now barely make out the lighter patches or faded brightness.

In Papa’s shadow

The body is found at Finca Vigia. Did he really wave goodbye to you, or is that something you made up?

To be sure, this is a sentiment to which I can relate. Or perhaps it was just an unfathomable, magnetic premonition, foretelling the nostalgia lying in wait in a future that the boy could not even imagine. Ultimately the reader learns what really happened because we are with Hemingway when the shots are fired, but Conde never knows for sure why the dead man was there or who instigated the deadly confrontation. Recently, as he supposedly spent time writing, or at least trying to write, he had found himself spending much of the day buying old books all over the paddura in order to supply the bookstall of a dealer friend of his from whom lenardo received 50 per cent of the profits.

To make a suitably Hemingwayesque grudge boxing match out of this pairing, Fuentes wins on points precisely because he refuses just to suffer the time warp that is life in Cuba but instead exploits it in a creative and suggestive way. Leonardo Padura Fuentes born is a Cuban novelist and journalist. I just don’t want to get involved in this