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Dancing to "Almendra"

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Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the Havana zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaqu�n Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, instead finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the hippo's death and the mobster's when a secretive zookeeper whispers to him that he "knows too much." In exchange for a promise to introduce the

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ISBN:9780374707668
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Words: 85,644
Unique Words: 5,003
Flesch Reading Ease: 73
Flesch Grade Level: 8.9
Avg Sentence (words): 23.76
Avg Word (chars): 3.88
Chapters: 31
Paragraphs: 982
Adult Reading Time: 5:43
Sentiment: -0.010
Intensity: 0.080
People: 306
Places: 134
Brands: 52
Things: 130
Goodreads Rating: 3.05
Goodreads Reviews: 501
SAT Words: 574
Trajectory China 300: 202
TOEFL Words: 52
IELTS Words: 245
Nouns 51.0%
Verbs 30.8%
Adjectives 10.4%
Adverbs 5.1%
Other 2.6%

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