Hemingway's Island

eBook (PDF), 299 Pages
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Price: $5.99
It was Cuba in the early 1960’s as the USA and USSR brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Renowned author Ernest Hemingway was under surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There he was, America’s most famous writer, living in the heart of the revolution in Communist Cuba. There he was, author of For Whom the Bells Tolls, the novel Fidel Castro claimed to have used as a model for his guerilla insurgency. Hemingway’s Island is a rich adventure that exposes readers to two distinct narrators of Hemingway’s last, wild days in Cuba: Mary, Hemingway’s fourth wife, describing his last week in their Cuban home, the Finca Vigía, and Alf O’Malley, a Canadian graduate student in 2010 Havana with his pregnant girlfriend. Alf is a hyperactive, awkward hero who falls into dangerous misadventures as he searches for Mary’s long-lost manuscript, written for Life Magazine but never published.
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  • By Katherine Fraser
    Jul 8, 2012
    Mary and Alf are characters I want to know better. I read to learn more about their relationships, mysteries, and thoughts about the world. Facts about Hemingway and Cuba interwoven with moving and thrilling fictional storylines makes for an excellent read. The proposal scene brought tears to my eyes. Buy this book!
  • By Robert Kirk
    Jun 8, 2012
    Your eyes are firstly drawn to the cover: mystery - Cuba - rejection - revenge - regret. Start reading, you will feel the contemporary tensions in Hemingway's life. You will quickly fast-forward to the adventures of a Hemingway student of the present day. The story will carry you through all the key words on the cover with excitement and humour, and with interesting interplay between Canadian and Cuban. Much Hemingway lore for those who seek it; and for those who perhaps do not, this is a good read.
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First Edition (pdf)
Hearth Publications
June 6, 2012
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