The Resource La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura

La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura

Label
La cola de la serpiente
Title
La cola de la serpiente
Statement of responsibility
Leonardo Padura
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
  • "Unas cuantas calles casi en ruinas, asediadas por los escombros y los delincuentes, es lo que queda del viejo Barrio Chino de La Habana. Cuando se adentra en él un Conde ya ex policía, dedicado ahora a la compraventa de libros de segunda mano, no puede evitar recordar que estuvo en ese rincón exótico y agreste de la ciudad muchos años antes, en 1989. Todo surgió de la petición de la teniente Patricia Chion, mujer irresistible, para que le ayudara en un extraño caso: el asesinato de Pedro Cuang, un anciano solitario que apareció ahorcado y al que le habían amputado un dedo y grabado con una navaja en el pecho un círculo y dos flechas. Eran rituales de santería que obligaron a hacer pesquisas por otros ámbitos de la ciudad. Pero el Conde descubrió hilos inesperados, negocios secretos y una historia de abnegación y desgracias que le devolvió la realidad oculta de muchas familias emigrantes asiáticas. Como dice una expresión china, tuvo que encontrar la cola de la serpiente para llegar a su cabeza."--Back cover
  • In the ruined streets of Havana's Old Chinatown, Conde, a former policeman turned used-bookseller, can't help but remember years ago in 1989 when he was there at the request of the irresistible woman lieutenant Patricia Chion. She had asked him to investigate a stange case, the murder of a lonely man who was found hanged with his dog; the man was missing a finger and had a circle and two arrows engraved with a knife in the chest. It seemed to be a ritual of santería which would require that investigators look for clues in other parts of the city. However, Conde discovered unexpected threads of secret business dealings and a history of misfortune that revealed the hidden reality of many Asian immigrant families. As the Chinese expression goes, he had to find the snake's tail in order to get to the head
Member of
Cataloging source
UUC
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Padura, Leonardo
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Language note
In Spanish
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Serie Mario Conde
Series volume
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish language materials
  • Murder
  • Detectives
  • Asesinato
  • Investigación criminal
  • Novela policíaca cubana
  • Murder
  • Kriminalroman
  • Spanisch
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Cuba
Label
La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1a edición en colección Maxi..
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9786074218992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021283246
  • 813757
  • (OCoLC)on1021283246
Label
La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1a edición en colección Maxi..
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9786074218992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021283246
  • 813757
  • (OCoLC)on1021283246

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