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The Resource The labyrinth of the spirits : a novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves

The labyrinth of the spirits : a novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves

Label
The labyrinth of the spirits : a novel
Title
The labyrinth of the spirits
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"The internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author returns to the magnificent universe he constructed in his bestselling novels The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel's Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven in this riveting series finale--a heart-pounding thriller and nail-biting work of suspense which introduces a sexy, seductive new heroine whose investigation shines a light on the dark history of Franco's Spain. In this unforgettable final volume of Ruiz Zaf<U+00d4>on's cycle of novels set in the universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris, with the help of the Sempere family, uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history. Nine-year-old Alicia lost her parents during the Spanish Civil War when the Nacionales (the fascists) savagely bombed Barcelona in 1938. Twenty years later, she still carries the emotional and physical scars of that violent and terrifying time. Weary of her work as an investigator for Spain's secret police in Madrid, a job she has held for more than a decade, the twenty-nine-year old plans to move on. At the insistence of her boss, Leandro Montalvo, she remains to solve one last case: the mysterious disappearance of Spain's Minister of Culture, Mauricio Valls. With her partner, the intimidating policeman Juan Manuel Vargas, Alicia discovers a possible clue--a rare book by the author Victor Mataix hidden in Valls' office in his Madrid mansion. Valls was the director of the notorious Montjuic Prison in Barcelona during World War II where several writers were imprisoned, including David Mart<U+00d4>in and Victor Mataix. Traveling to Barcelona on the trail of these writers, Alicia and Vargas meet with several booksellers, including Juan Sempere, who knew her parents. As Alicia and Vargas come closer to finding Valls, they uncover a tangled web of kidnappings and murders tied to the Franco regime, whose corruption is more widespread and horrifying than anyone imagined. Alicia's courageous and uncompromising search for the truth puts her life in peril. Only with the help of a circle of devoted friends will she emerge from the dark labyrinths of Barcelona and its history into the light of the future. In this haunting new novel, Carlos Ruiz Zaf<U+00d4>on proves yet again that he is a masterful storyteller and pays homage to the world of books, to his ingenious creation of the Cemetery of Forgotten, and to that magical bridge between literature and our lives."--provided by publisher
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YDX
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1964-
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Ruiz Zafón, Carlos
Dewey number
863/.64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ6668.U49
LC item number
L3313 2018
Literary form
fiction
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Graves, Lucia,
Series statement
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books
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  • Family secrets
  • Missing persons
  • Books
  • Political corruption
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
The labyrinth of the spirits : a novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
805 pages
Isbn
9780062668691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1016918006
  • (OCoLC)1016918006
  • 2397815
Label
The labyrinth of the spirits : a novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
805 pages
Isbn
9780062668691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1016918006
  • (OCoLC)1016918006
  • 2397815

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