The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Gabriel Garc a M rquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show.–The New York Times Book Review

One gorgeous read. –Stephen King

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)

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ISBN – 9780143034902
Publication Date – 25/01/2005
Categories – General Fiction

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The echo of the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series resonates in the stories of Carlos Ruiz Zafón: gathered here for the first time – and some never before published in English – these stories are a celebration of one of the world’s great storytellers

A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his creative gifts capture the attentions of an aloof young beauty who has stolen his heart.

A labyrinth maker flees Constantinople to a plague ridden Barcelona, with plans for building a library impervious to the destruction of time.

A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book like no other, each page of which could prolong the life of the woman he loves.

And a brilliant Catalan architect named Antoni Gaudí reluctantly agrees to cross the ocean to New York, a voyage that will determine the fate of an unfinished masterpiece.

A celebration of a master storyteller, beloved by fans around the world:

‘The real deal: one gorgeous read’
Stephen King

‘This book will change your life. An instant classic’
Daily Telegraph

‘A book lover’s dream’
The Times

‘A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading’
Independent

‘Gripping and instantly atmospheric’
Mail on Sunday

‘Irresistibly readable’
Guardian

‘Diabolically good’
Elle

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