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NOVEMBER London Book Club – ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
10th November 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book: 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Genre: Translated Fiction
Venue: Coco Momo, Holborn
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 Julián 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.
“Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it.”