Acclaimed by National Public Radio as one of the best books of 2016, Looking for Hemingway captures Ernest Hemingway as he tries to get a last whiff of his glory days of the 1920s in Paris and Spain when he was part of the famous Lost Generation of post-World War I American expatriates and used that experience to write his landmark novel The Sun Also Rises, which revolutionized and redefined modern literature.
Historian and best-selling author Tony Castro brings the Nobel laureate to life in his twilight in 1959 at the Spanish estate of Bill and Anne Davis, wealthy Americans expatriates who lavishly entertained celebrities and the literati, from Noel Coward to Laurence Olivier. Bill Davis -- a Yalie and fellow adventurer who had survived the Depression running arms during the Spanish Civil War -- would become Hemingway's close friend and bullfight-traveling companion in those pivotal summer months of the author's struggle for sanity and survival.
"Tony Castro's Looking for Hemingway," NPR noted in its praise of the book, "revisits the time and places that marked the great novelist's sad 'literary curtain call,' in a book filled with famous cameos and the ghost of the Davis' son, Teo, who haunts its pages."
Looking for Hemingway explores that incredible friendship and offers a rare intimate look into the final period of the legendary writer's life, giving comprehension not only of a writer's despair but of suicide as a not unreasonable conclusion to a blasted existence.