Los cuadernos de Praga
Buenos Aires: Atlantida, 1998. first edition. Hardcover. 318p., boards, dust jacket. Fine. Item #963
Posse explores a little-known episode in the life of Ernesto Guevara: his secret stay in Prague, before the final battle in Bolivia. In this original novel he takes us to the intimacy of that secret Guevara and his universe of feelings and doubts, his childhood, his loves and his loyalties. We follow Che through the alleys of Prague, where he is disguised as a bourgeois, wearing glasses and a gray suit. We see him weave an amazing conspiracy network, to summon in Prague a group of loyal followers and agents willing to accompany him in the defining attempt. We discover a Che determined in his double combat: against that "own death" -the asthma- that haunts him from childhood and against the hypocrisy of powers devoured by decadence.