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Author Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, 1964- author

Title The shadow of the wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves
The Shadow of the Wind / Carlos Ruiz Zaf⯮ ; translated by Lucia Graves
Published Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2004
New York : The Penguin Press, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  860.7 R9348 A6/S  AVAILABLE
Description 486 pages ; 25 cm
regular print
Series Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, 1964- Saga de El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. English ; 1
Contents 10 paperback copies of: The shadow of the wind + 1 talking book (The shadow of the wind / read by James Wilby) + 1 compact disc (Spain / Michel Camilo, piano ; Tomatito, guitar.) + 1 duotang binder, contained in 1 black canvas bag
Summary Barcelona, 1945--just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness, and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn't find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly
Notes Originally published in Spanish as La sombra del viento
Translated from the Spanish
Subject Antiquarian booksellers -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction.
Rare books -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Books -- Fiction.
Out-of-print books -- Spain -- Barcelona -- Fiction.
Novelists, Spanish -- Fiction.
SUBJECT Spain -- Fiction.
Barcelona (Spain) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Adventure stories
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Author Graves, Lucia, translator
LC no. 2003062376
ISBN 1594200106
Other Titles Sombra del viento. English