The Man Who Loved Dogs / El hombre que amaba a los perros

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lol_man-who-loved-dogs_cover-spaby Leonardo Padura

Leonardo Padura brings a noir sensibility to a fascinating and complex political narrative: the 1940 assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico. The story revolves around Iván Cárdenas Maturell, once the great hope of modern Cuban literature–until he wrote a story deemed counterrevolutionary. Years later, he’s a humbled and defeated man living a quiet, unremarkable life. One afternoon, he meets a mysterious foreigner in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. As the pair grow closer, Iván begins to understand that his new friend is hiding a terrible secret…

The group will meet Wednesday, February 8, 7-8:00 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library. Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Leonardo Padura’s The Man Who Loved Dogs (Spanish: El hombre que amaba a los perros) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!

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