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The shadow of the wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón; Lucia Graves
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Ruiz Zafón; Lucia Graves
ISBN: 1594200106 9781594200106 0143034901 9780143034902
OCLC Number: 53007098
Notes: Originally published in Spanish as La sombra del viento.
Description: 486 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 10 paperback copies of: The shadow of the wind + 1 talking book (The shadow of the wind / read by James Wilby) + 1 compact disc (Spain / Michel Camilo, piano ; Tomatito, guitar.) + 1 duotang binder, contained in 1 black canvas bag.
Other Titles: Sombra del viento.
Responsibility: Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves.
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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.

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