The Resource La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura, (electronic resource)

La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura, (electronic resource)

Label
La cola de la serpiente
Title
La cola de la serpiente
Statement of responsibility
Leonardo Padura
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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
TEFOD
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Padura, Leonardo
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Language note
In Spanish
LC call number
PQ7390.P32
LC item number
C64 2011eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Serie Mario Conde
  • Colección Andanzas
Series volume
690/7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Detectives
  • Asesinato
  • Investigación criminal
  • Novela policíaca cubana
  • Kriminalroman
  • Spanisch
  • Mystery fiction
  • Havana (Cuba)
Label
La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1a edition.
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788483837566
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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dc51c20f-c94f-4b68-9d20-7af9d21e8571
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not applicable
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Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982657388
Label
La cola de la serpiente, Leonardo Padura, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1a edition.
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788483837566
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
dc51c20f-c94f-4b68-9d20-7af9d21e8571
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982657388

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