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Eighteen-year old orphan Andrea moves to battle-scarred Barcelona to take up a scholarship at the university. But staying with relatives in their crumbling apartment, her dreams of independence are dashed among the eccentric collection of misfits who surround her, not least her uncle Roman. As Andrea's university friend, the affluent, elegant Ena, enters into a strange relationship with Roman, Andrea can't help but wonder what future lies ahead for her in such a bizarre and disturbing world.
Translated by Edith Grossman
'One of the great classics of contemporary European literature' Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: September 2020
Number of pages: 304
Width: 110 mm
Height: 177 mm
Depth: 24 mm
Publisher: Vintage Publishing