Adios Hemingway (Paperback)

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Set in Cuba the mystery concerns Hemingway during the last
years of his life, a man beset by ill health and the nagging suspicion that the
FBI was following him.  This suspicion of
the FBI, the fear of being under surveillance contributed to Hemingway’s
eventual downfall and led his doctors to believe he was paranoid.  However in an article in the New York Times
dated March 11, 1983 by Herbert Mitgang it states that the FBI did, in fact,
have Hemingway under surveillance from WWII to as late as a few months before
his death in 1961.  The mystery novel Adios
takes place in 1958 and the present when the remains of a
body along with an FBI shield is found on the grounds of Finca Vigia,
Hemingway’s 15 acre estate.  What
happened in 1958?  Could Hemingway be a
killer?  With little evidence to go on,
the police turn for help to a former cop, Conde, in an attempt to discover the

— Deon Stonehouse

About the Author

Leonardo Padura Fuentes is one of Cuba's most acclaimed writers. He was born in 1955, not far from Hemingway's Cuban home and has written extensively as a critic and essayist, as well as novelist. A winner of the international Dashiell Hammett prize, his books include a series of detective novels featuring Mario Conde.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841955414
ISBN-10: 1841955418
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: January 17th, 2005
Pages: 240
Language: English