The Shadow of the Wind : The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Editor: Orion Publishing Co
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A superb literary thriller in the tradition of Umberto EcoThe discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not yet be alive.Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the “cemetery of lost books”, a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long since disappeared exhausted.At this library, a man carries his 10-year-old son Daniel on a cold morning in 1945.Daniel is allowed to choose a book on the shelves and releases Julian Carax’s “La Sombra del Viento”.But as he grows up, many people seem overly interested in his findingThen, one night, as it is once again wandering through the ancient streets, Daniel is approached by a figure that reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who reveals himself to be the devil.This man is stalking every last copy of Carax’s work in order to carve them.What begins as a matter of literary curiosity turns into a race to discover the truth behind Julian Carax’s life and death and to save those he left behind.An exploration of changing page of obsession in literature, love and places that obsession can lead to
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