Havana Red by Leonardo Padura

Havana Red

Leonardo Padura

Written to the backdrop of a Cuban summer, Padura's powerful prose and references to his country's history will capture your imagination and fill you with eagerness to discover more about this emerging nation.

Extract

'That transvestite didn't get dressed to go on parade or hunt, Manolo. He was seeking something more difficult to find. Peace of mind, perhaps. Or revenge, how do I know .... What was he seeking here, looking the complete transvestite, if he wasn't one, and right on the evening of the day of the Transfiguration? It gets stranger by the minute ....'

Parallels
  • Death of a Transvestite by Ed Wood
  • Havana Bay by Martin Cruz Smith
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Violence
Explicit sexual content