The International Literary Sensation, About A Boy S Quest Through The Secrets And Shadows Of Postwar Barcelona For A Mysterious Author Whose Book Has Proved As Dangerous To Own As It Is Impossible To Forget.Barcelona, 1945 Just After The War, A Great World City Lies In Shadow, Nursing Its Wounds, And A Boy Named Daniel Awakes On His Eleventh Birthday To Find That He Can No Longer Remember His Mother S Face To Console His Only Child, Daniel S Widowed Father, An Antiquarian Book Dealer, Initiates Him Into The Secret Of The Cemetery Of Forgotten Books, A Library Tended By Barcelona S Guild Of Rare Book Dealers As A Repository For Books Forgotten By The World, Waiting For Someone Who Will Care About Them Again Daniel S Father Coaxes Him To Choose A Volume From The Spiraling Labyrinth Of Shelves, One That, It Is Said, Will Have A Special Meaning For Him And Daniel So Loves The Novel He Selects, The Shadow Of The Wind By One Julian Carax, That He Sets Out To Find The Rest Of Carax S Work To His Shock, He Discovers That Someone Has Been Systematically Destroying Every Copy Of Every Book This Author Has Written In Fact, He May Have The Last One In Existence Before Daniel Knows It His Seemingly Innocent Quest Has Opened A Door Into One Of Barcelona S Darkest Secrets, An Epic Story Of Murder, Magic, Madness And Doomed Love And Before Long He Realizes That If He Doesn T Find Out The Truth About Julian Carax, He And Those Closest To Him Will Suffer Horribly.As With All Astounding Novels, The Shadow Of The Wind Sends The Mind Groping For Comparisons The Crimson Petal And The White The Novels Of Arturo P Rez Reverte Of Victor Hugo Love In The Time Of Cholera But In The End, As With All Astounding Novels, No Comparison Can Suffice As One Leading Spanish Reviewer Wrote, The Originality Of Ruiz Zaf N S Voice Is Bombproof And Displays A Diabolical Talent The Shadow Of The Wind Announces A Phenomenon In Spanish Literature An Uncannily Absorbing Historical Mystery, A Heart Piercing Romance, And A Moving Homage To The Mystical Power Of Books, The Shadow Of The Wind Is A Triumph Of The Storyteller S Art.
Carlos Ruiz Zaf n is a Spanish novelist Born in Barcelona in 1964, he has lived in Los ngeles, United States, since 1994, and works as a scriptwriter aside from writing novels.His first novel, El pr ncipe de la niebla The Prince of Mist, 1993 , earned the Edeb literary prize for young adult fiction He is also the author of threeyoung adult novels, El palacio de la medianoche 1994 , Las Carlos Ruiz Zaf n is a Spanish novelist Born in Barcelona in 1964, he has lived in Los ngeles, United States, since 1994, and works as a scriptwriter aside from writing novels.His first novel, El pr ncipe de la niebla The Prince of Mist, 1993 , earned the Edeb literary prize for young adult fiction He is also the author of threeyoung adult novels, El palacio de la medianoche 1994 , Las luces de septiembre 1995 and Marina 1999.In 2001 he published the novel La sombra del viento The Shadow of the Wind , his first adult novel, which has sold millions of copies worldwide Since its publication, La sombra del viento has garnered critical acclaim around the world and has won numerous international awards Ruiz Zaf n s works have been published inthan 40 countries and have been translated intothan 30 languages
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- The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,#1)
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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