The Shadow of the Wind

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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestseller

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)

“One gorgeous read.” —Stephen King

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 Julián 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
April 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Quran listener 10 ,

Master of Stories

The characters span generations and the changing times within sets a collision coarse between friends and foe that feels eternal. A masterful story indeed!

JennyRLR ,

My new favorite author

The Shadow of the Wind has so many stories within stories, so perfectly woven together. It balances poetry and humor, fantasy and reality, violence and romance. It is thrilling and intriguing and I found myself unable to predict what would happen next, which I truly appreciate in a story. Not only does the author bring to life a city full of characters but the city itself is cast as a character in this book. I don’t know which was better, the story or the writing. Both were masterful in my opinion.

Whitmben ,

Beautiful—a literary thriller

This book blew me away. It was beautiful and thoughtful and yet kept me up late at night—I couldn’t put it down.

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