The Shadow of the Wind

Written byCarlos Ruiz Zafón Lucia Graves

Published in

About "The Shadow of the Wind"

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, 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 Julian 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.--back cover


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Books About Books
  • Historical
  • Spain
  • Spanish Literature
  • Gothic
  • Magical Realism
awards
  • Barry Award for Best First Novel (2005)
  • Gumshoe Award Nominee for Best European Crime Novel (2005)
  • Borders Original Voices Award for Fiction (2004)
  • Dilys Award Nominee (2005)
  • Humo's Gouden Bladwijzer (2006)
  • Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger for Roman (2004)
  • Prix des libraires du Québec for Lauréats hors Québec (2005)
  • One Book One San Diego (2015)
  • Premi Llibreter de narrativa Nominee (2002)
ISBN?pages487publisherPenguin BooksseriesEl cementerio de los libros olvidados #1settings
  • Barcelona
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