Death in Spring
by Merce Rodoreda , Martha Tennent
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Soaringly beautiful, most urgent and worryingA masterpieceColm Toibin, from the introduction of Death in Spring is a dark and dreamlike story of an adolescent of age in an isolated village in the Catalan mountains; a place cut off from the outside world, where cruel customs are followed blindly, and attempts at rebellion quickly crushedWhen his father dies, he must navigate this oppression of society alone, and learn to live in a place to paralyze complianceOften seen as an allegory of life under a dictatorship, Death in Spring is a bewitching and disturbing novel about power, exile and hope that also comes from the smallest gestures of independence.Rodoreda dazzled me” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez “Rodoreda of art is of the highest order” Diana Athill “Read for its beauty, for the way it will surprise and overthrow your desires, and as a testimony of the human spirit in the face of the brutality and deliberate inhumanity’ Jesmyn Ward, author of Chanter, without burial, Chanter
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