Death in Spring

By Merce Rodoreda; Martha Tennent (Translator)
(Open Letter Books, Hardcover, 9781934824115, 150pp.)

Publication Date: May 2009

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Musical and rhythmic, "Death in Spring" relates the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, childlike, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate.




NPR
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012

For a writer, each novel is a labor of love. But what about the reader's toil? Author Jesmyn Ward explains why the beautiful and brutal Death in Spring, by Catalan author Merce Rodoreda, is worth its weight in trials and tribulations. More at NPR.org

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