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El invierno en tu rostro / Winter In Your Face (Hardcover) (Carla Montero)

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Aventura, amor y guerra en el tablero de ajedrez del cruento siglo XX: la novela más personal de la autora de La Tabla Esmeralda.


En un pueblo de la montaña, donde los días suceden unos iguales a otros, Lena y Guillén, hermanastros, viven una vida pobre pero tranquila. El destino de Guillén es ser pastor y el de Lena, como el de todas las mujeres de su época, formar una familia. Pero algo inesperado sucede: un accidente de avión en la montaña alterará sus vidas para siempre. Dos aviadores franceses han perdido la vida y Guillén es el único que consigue encontrar el lugar donde descansan sus restos. La viuda del piloto, la condesa Úrsula Zalesca, aparece a las pocas semanas con una propuesta inaudita: llevarse a Guillén a Francia y educarlo como un hijo. Alguien tiene que llevar la fábrica de aviones de su difunto marido y cree que el joven pastor es el indicado. Así que Guillén viaja a Lyon, estudia, aprende, se empapa de unas riquezas con las que no había podido soñar, y se convierte en ingeniero. Pero no olvida a Lena, y mantienen una relación epistolar durante esos años.

A lo largo de sus vidas, Lena y Guillén, Guillén y Lena, cruzarán sus caminos: en la guerra civil española, en la Europa de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, en el inhóspito Frente ruso, en la Varsovia asolada por los ******, en el cálido y exuberante Tánger de los años cuarenta.

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Adventure, love, and war in the chess board of the bloody 20th century: the most personal novel by the author of La Tabla Esmeralda.
In a mountain village, where each day is the same as the last, step-siblings Lena and Guillén, live a poor but tranquil life. Guillén’s destiny is to be a shepherd, and Lena’s, like all women of her time, is to form a family. But something unexpected happens: a plane accident in the mountain alters their lives forever. Two French aviators have lost their lives, and Guillén is the only one who manages to find where their remains have come to rest. The pilot’s widow, Countess Úrsula Zalesca, appears just a few weeks later with an unheard-of proposal: take Guillén to France and bring him up as a son. Someone must keep up with her deceased husband’s plane factory, and she believes that the young shepherd is just the person. So Guillén travels to Lyon, where he studies, learns, soaks up more riches than he could ever have dreamed about, and becomes an engineer. But he doesn’t forget about Lena, and they continue an epistolary relationship throughout all those years.
Throughout their lives, Lena and Guillén, Guillén and Lena, continue to cross paths: in the Spanish civil war, in the Europe of the Second World War, in the inhospitable Eastern Front, in the Warsaw devastated

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