The Shadow of the Wind
Hidden inside the middle of the most oldest town of Barcelona is the ‘cemetery of lost books’, a labyrinthine library of all the forgotten titles that have long gone out of print.
To this library, a person brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945.
Daniel is allowed to decide on one book from the shelves and pulls out ‘La Sombra del Viento’ by Julian Carax.
But as he has grown-up, a lot of people seem inordinately interested in his find.
Then, one night, as he’s wandering the old streets yet again, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento.
A character who turns out to be the devil.
This man is trailing down all copies of Carax’s add order to burn them. What actually begins as a case of literary curiosity later turns to a race to seek out out the reality.
Behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save lots of those he left behind.
Total page-turning exploration of obsessed in literature and love, and all the places that obsession can lead.
A stunning literary heroic tale in the tradition of Umberto Eco. The discovery of a forgotten book ends up in a search for an elusive author who might or might not still be alive…
About the Author
Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of eight novels, including THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, and THE ANGEL’S GAME. His work has been published in more than forty-five different languages. It has sold over thirty million copies and has been honored with numerous international awards. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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