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


Padura Fuentes -- one of Cuba's best-known and most widely acclaimed writers -- has written a first-rate detective story set against the backdrop of Hemingway's Cuba. Part fascinating examination of Hemingway the man in his trying final years and part nifty postmodern procedural, Adios Hemingway will engross Hemingway fans while keeping them in suspense until the final pages.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841957951
ISBN-10: 184195795X
Publisher: Canongate Us
Publication Date: March 15th, 2006
Pages: 229
Language: English