A NovelBook - 1999
The body was drifting in Havana Bay the morning Arkady arrived from Moscow. Only the day before, he had received an urgent message from the Russian embassy in Havana saying that his friend Pribluda was missing. The Cubans insisted that this corpse was Pribluda, but Arkady wasn't so sure. The dead Russian is followed by the murders of a Cuban boxer and a prostitute. Although none of them is supposed to be investigated, Arkady cannot be stopped. He speaks no Spanish, knows nothing about Cuba, and, as a Russian, is a pariah. However, there is something about this faded, lovely, dangerous city--the rhythms of waves against the seawall, the insinuation of music always in the air--that changes Arkady's life.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 329 p. : map (lining papers) ; 25 cm