The Shadow of the Wind

By Carlos Ruiz Zafon; Lucia Graves (Translator)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143034902, 512pp.)

Publication Date: January 2005

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Description
"Gabriel GarcIa MArquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --"The New York Times Book Review"
A "New York Times" Bestseller
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, 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.
" Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up "The Shadow of the Wind. "Really, you should." --Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post"
"Wonderous... masterful... "The Shadow of the Wind" is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --"Entertainment Weekly "(Editor's Choice)
"One gorgeous read." --Stephen King.



About the Author
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, is one of the world's most-read and best-loved writers. His work, which also includes prizewinning young adult novels, has been translated into more than fifty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. He divides his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles.

Carlos Ruiz Zafn, thirty-nine, grew up in Barcelona. "The Shadow of the Wind" has spent more than a year on the Spanish bestseller list, much of it at number one, and has sold in more than twenty countries.
Lucia Graves was raised on the island of Majorca in postwar Spain. She has published Spanish-language editions of the work of her father, the poet Robert Graves, and books by Katherine Mansfield and Anas Nin.


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  1. Julián Carax's and Daniel's lives follow very similar trajectories. Yet one ends in tragedy, the other in happiness. What similarities are there between the paths they take? What are the differences that allow Daniel to avoid tragedy?

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