The Shadow of the Wind is a mesmerising love story and literary thriller, which twists and turns and enthralls with its cast of vengeful souls, threatening spectres and innocent hearts.
It is 1945 and Barcelona is enduring the long aftermath of civil war when Daniel Sempere’s bookseller father decides his son is old enough to visit the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books.
There Daniel must ‘adopt’ a single book, promising to care for it and keep it alive always. His choice falls on The Shadow of the Wind. Bewitched, he embarks on an epic quest to find the truth about Julian Carax, the book’s mysterious author.
Soon Daniel is consumed by strange discoveries about love and obsession, art and life, and how they become entangled within the shadow world of books.
This edition of Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s much-loved bestseller includes Chapter One of his new literary sensation The Angel’s Game.
Sal writes: We had to wait three years for this wonderful European bestseller to be translated from the Spanish into English. It has everything, a mystery and love story, a beautiful setting and who couldn't love a story that starts out with a young boy's visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books??? The city of Barcelona is also a star in this book and there are wonderful maps which really bring the story to life.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona in 1964 and is the author of five previous novels. The Shadow of the Wind was a finalist for the Premio Fernando Lara. He lives in Barcelona.