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The long-awaited new novel from the author of the global bestseller and
modern classic, The Shadow of the Wind. As a child, Daniel Sempere
discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an
extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young
man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons
bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and
son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to
plague his soul despite the moving efforts of his wife Bea and his faithful
friend Fermín to save him. Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving
this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads
its tentacles from the hellish regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a
soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead
Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his
family, although at a terrifying price. The Labyrinth of the Spirits is an
electrifying tale of passion, intrigue and adventure. Within its haunting
pages Carlos Ruiz Zafón masterfully weaves together plots and subplots in
an intricate and intensely imagined homage to books, the art of
storytelling and that magical bridge between literature and our lives. 'For
the first time in 20 years or so as a book reviewer, I am tempted to dust
off the old superlatives and event to employ some particularly vulgar
clichés from the repertoire of publishers' blurbs. My colleagues may be
shocked, but I don't care, I can't help myself, here goes. The Shadow of
the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art. I couldn't put it down.
Enchanting, hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will change your life.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón has done that exceedingly rare thing - he has produced,
in his first novel, a popular masterpiece, an instant classic' Daily

Carlos Ruiz Zafon—Labyrinth Of The Spirits

  • 9781474606189
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