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The Resource Heretics, Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner

Heretics, Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner

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Heretics
Title
Heretics
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Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A sweeping novel of art theft, anti-Semitism, contemporary Cuba, and crime from a renowned Cuban author. In 1939, the Saint Louis sails from Hamburg into Havana's port with hundreds of Jewish refugees seeking asylum from the Nazi regime. From the docks, nine-year-old Daniel Kaminsky watches as the passengers, including his mother, father, and sister, become embroiled in a fiasco of Cuban corruption. But the Kaminskys have a treasure that they hope will save them: a small Rembrandt portrait of Christ. Yet six days later the vessel is forced to leave the harbor with the family, bound for the horrors of Europe. The Kaminskys, along with their priceless heirloom, disappear. Nearly seven decades later, the Rembrandt reappears in an auction house in London, prompting Daniel's son to travel to Cuba to track down the story of his family's lost masterpiece. He hires the down-on-his-luck private detective Mario Conde, and together they navigate a web of deception and violence in the morally complex city of Havana. In Heretics, Leonardo Padura takes us from the tenements and beaches of Cuba to Rembrandt's gloomy studio in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, telling the story of people forced to choose between the tenets of their faith and the realities of the world, between their personal desires and the demands of their times. A grand detective story and a moving historical drama, Padura's novel is as compelling, mysterious, and enduring as the painting at its center. "--
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Title
Heretics
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Summary
When his family’s treasure, a small Rembrandt portrait of Christ that disappeared 70 years earlier, reappears in an auction house in London, the son of Cuban refugees hires a down-on-his-luck private detective and together they navigate a web of deception and violence in the morally complex city of Havana to find the truth
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ7390.P32
LC item number
H4713 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Mario Conde mysteries
Series volume
0007
Target audience
adult
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Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
Heretics, Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner

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