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La Sombra del Viento
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón




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Un amanecer de 1945, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el coraz n de la ciudad vieja: el Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. All encuentra La Sombra del Viento, un libro maldito que cambiar el rumbo de su vida y le arrastrar a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad.

Ambientada en la enigm tica Barcelona de principios del siglo XX, este misterio literario mezcla t cnicas de relato de intriga, de novela hist rica y de comedia de costumbres, pero es, sobre todo, una tragedia hist rica de amor cuyo eco se proyecta a trav s del tiempo. Con gran fuerza narrativa, el autor entrelaza tramas y enigmas a modo de mu ecas rusas en un inolvidable relato sobre los secretos del coraz n y el embrujo de los libros, manteniendo la intriga hasta la ltima p gina.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Gabriel Garc a M rquez 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 Juli n 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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Overview

Un amanecer de 1945, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el coraz n de la ciudad vieja: el Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. All encuentra La Sombra del Viento, un libro maldito que cambiar el rumbo de su vida y le arrastrar a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad.

Ambientada en la enigm tica Barcelona de principios del siglo XX, este misterio literario mezcla t cnicas de relato de intriga, de novela hist rica y de comedia de costumbres, pero es, sobre todo, una tragedia hist rica de amor cuyo eco se proyecta a trav s del tiempo. Con gran fuerza narrativa, el autor entrelaza tramas y enigmas a modo de mu ecas rusas en un inolvidable relato sobre los secretos del coraz n y el embrujo de los libros, manteniendo la intriga hasta la ltima p gina.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Gabriel Garc a M rquez 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 Juli n 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307472595
  • ISBN-10: 0307472590
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 569
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.23 pounds

Series: Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados #1

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