The Neruda Case, Paperback / softback Book


In 1970's Chile the world-famous poet Pablo Neruda can sense his impending death, as well as the end of an era in Chilean politics, but there is one final secret he must resolve. Neruda recruits Cayetano Brule, a Cuban emigre who has moved to Chile, as his "own private Maigret"(Neruda lends him Simenon's novels as a crash course in the job).

Brule travels through Neruda's past and political faiths, retracing the poet's life from Cuba to Berlin, while Pinochet moves to take power in Chile and all the poet has believed in is threatened. Evocative and romantic, The Neruda Case spans continents, cultures and the convulsive end of an era and is an intriguing glimpse of Pablo Neruda as well as a gripping political thriller.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780285643123

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