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"The Shadow of the Wind"

13 years, 11 months ago at Feb 25 13:33
“The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which was translated by Lucia Graves.

First, a quick description of the book, thanks to Amazon.Com and Publishers Weekly.

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The time is the 1950s; the place, Barcelona. Daniel Sempere, the son of a widowed bookstore owner, is 10 when he discovers a novel, “The Shadow of the Wind”, by Julián Carax. The n... read more
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Description: "Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Car ... (more)
Release date: 1 February 2005
ISBN-10 : 0143034901 | ISBN-13: 9780143034902
Tags: Fiction (3), Spain (2), Mystery (1), Romance (1), Adventure (1), PC (1), Books (1), A (1), Literary (1), Spanish Literature (1), SPLALit (1), Carlos Ruiz Zafon (1), Spainish Lit (1), Translated From Spainish (1), TSP (1)
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