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Havana [novel]
Monette, Paul.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : The Publishing Mills, [1991]

Physical Description:
2 audiocassettes (approximately 3 hrs.) : analog.
General Note:
Title on container: Gregory Harrison reads Havana.

Based on a screenplay by Judith Rascoe & David Rayfiel ; story by Judith Rascoe.
Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording

On Order



From the Christmas 1990 blockbuster Universal motion picture, a Sidney Pollack (Out of Africa) film starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Raul Julia. On the eve of the Cuban revolution, Jack Weil, mercenary, ladies' man & a well-known gambler, falls in love with Roberta Duran, the wife of a leading Castro revolutionary sought by the secret police.

Author Notes

Paul Monette was born on October 16, 1945 in Lawrence, Mass., and has published numerous poetry collections, novels, novelizations, memoirs, and nonfiction works. A distinguished author of both poetry and prose, Monette's writings often explored issues relating to homosexuality and AIDS.

After receiving critical acclaim in 1975 for a poetry collection The Carpenter at the Asylum, he veered away from his mainstay theme and produced an unlikely pair of books that demonstrated his poet's way with words. The books were No Witnesses, a collection of poems featuring imaginary adventures of famous figures, written in 1981, and The Long Shot, a mystery in which an avid shopper and a forger team to solve a murder. However, his following mystery, Lightfall, written in 1982, was not well-received by the critics. Monette next wrote Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1992. His last work, Last Watch of the Night: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise, was a collection of 10 moving and uncompromising essays dealing with topics such as his beloved dog Puck and the 1993 Gay and Lesbian March on Washington, D.C.

Paul Monette died as a result of complications from AIDS on February 18, 1995.

(Bowker Author Biography)