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Dancing to "Almendra"

Author: Mayra Montero; Edith Grossman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the hippo's death  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mayra Montero; Edith Grossman
ISBN: 0374102775 9780374102777
OCLC Number: 67383708
Description: 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Son de Almendra.
Responsibility: Mayra Montero ; translated by Edith Grossman.
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From the Publisher: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the hippo's death and the Mafioso's in this intoxicating story of murder, mobsters, and, finally, love.

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