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The Transparency of Time

Leonardo Padura’s The Transparency of Time is a fusion of contemporary noir and historical adventure set in Havana, Cuba. The recovery of a stolen statue for an old school friend, Bobby, should be a straightforward job for ex-cop Mario Conde. Only Bobby has been lying…
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Grab a Snake by the Tail

Written by Leonardo Padura, translated by Peter Bush — For decades, glimpses into Cuban life were hard to come by, and for Americans will be harder to come by again with renewed travel restrictions. English-language crime fiction about contemporary Cuba also has been sparse, despite…
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