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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

Label
Heretics
Title
Heretics
Statement of responsibility
Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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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Padura, Leonardo
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7390.P32
LC item number
H4713 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Kushner, Anna
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  • Conde, Mario
  • Jewish refugees
  • Art thefts
  • Private investigators
Label
Heretics, Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947147022
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780374168858
Lccn
2016025617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1964848
  • (OCoLC)947147022
Label
Heretics, Leonardo Padura ; translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947147022
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780374168858
Lccn
2016025617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1964848
  • (OCoLC)947147022

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