Carlos Ruiz Zafon's long-awaited follow-up to his international bestseller THE SHADOW OF THE WIND contains many themes familiar to fans of that breakthrough novel--a writer haunted by a mysterious past, a mansion being slowly swallowed by shadows, secret dealings in the gothic alleys of Barcelona, and the ubiquitous specter of lost love. David Martin is the writer, wasting away his days churning out lurid stories under a pseudonym, while the walls of the home where he is sheltered steadily crumble and disintegrate around him. David has a single supporter, his friend and publisher Pedro Vidal, who seems to enjoy all the worldly success that David probably deserves, but lacks. David eventually surrenders to his hopelessness and accepts a writing assignment from a suspicious figure named Andrea Corelli, a task which will forever alter David's existence. As former associates begin to turn up dead, David recognizes an increasing confluence between his own dark past and the tale he is now concocting. He finds he must confront Corelli at the crossroads between the past and the present, fiction and reality, good and evil, to determine the eternal status of his soul.
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- May 31, 2011
- May 31, 2011
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon