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"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 Carax's books in existence. Soon Daniel's seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. " Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should."-- Michael Dirda, The Washington Post " Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature , intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero."-- Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read."--Stephen King
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Grouped Work IDc8bdfe74-845f-9e64-a828-6578ce24e753
Grouping Titleshadow of the wind
Grouping Authorruiz zafón carlos
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-08-07 11:01:50AM
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auth_author2Davis, Jonathan.
Graves, Lucia.
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display_descriptionA boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author's works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written. 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 Peacute-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, ldquo. The originality of Ruiz Zafoacute'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.
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subject_facetAntiquarian booksellers -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction
Barcelona (Spain) -- Fiction
Books -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Mothers and sons -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Rare books -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction
Widowers -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction
Young men -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction
title_displayThe shadow of the wind
title_fullThe shadow of the wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafon ; translated by Lucia Graves
The shadow of the wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves
The shadow of the wind [sound recording] / Carlos Ruiz Zafón
title_shortThe shadow of the wind
topic_facetAntiquarian booksellers
Mothers and sons
Rare books
Young men