Waiting for Robert Capa
Publication Date: October 2011
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An extraordinary novel of love, war, and art, based on the turbulent real-life romance of legendary photojournalists Gerda Taro and Robert Capa
Artists, Jews, nonconformists, exiles. Gerta Pohorylle meets AndrÉ Friedmann in Paris in 1935 and is drawn to his fierce dedication to justice, journalism, and the art of photography. Assuming new names, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa travel together to Spain, Europes most harrowing war zone, to document the rapidly intensifying turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. In the midst of the peril and chaos of brutal conflict, a romance for the ages is born, marked by passion and recklessness . . . until tragedy intervenes.
Already published to international acclaim, Waiting for Robert Capa is an exhilarating tale of art and loveand a moving tribute to all those who risk their lives to document the worlds violent transformations.
Susana Fortes is a native of Spain. Her novels have been translated into almost twenty languages, and she is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Premio Nuevos Narradores, the Premio Primavera, the Premio de la CrÍtica, and, for Waiting for Robert Capa, the Premio Fernando Lara. She is a regular contributor to El PaÍs as well as various cinema and literature magazines.
“Waiting for Robert Capa moves artfully between fact and fiction, with a stunningly evoked backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. Susana Fortes is the real thing: a world-class novelist who brings all of her considerable talents to bear on this brief, affecting story.”
-Jay Parini, author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M.