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The Angel's Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Author Name    Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Title   The Angel's Game

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   As New

Type   Book

Edition   1st Edition

Size   8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Publisher   Burton, Michigan Subterranean Press 2011

ISBN Number    1596063629 / 9781596063624

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   000108

As new book in an as new dust jacket. Book is unread, dust jacket is very clean with no visible marks. Not a remainder or ex library. Signed by the author, number366 out of 750 1st edition, New/as New **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** About the book: In 2004, Carlos Ruiz Zafon made a spectacular English language debut with The Shadow of the Wind, a brilliantly constructed novel set in Barcelona in the aftermath of World War II. Its central symbol and most indelible image was an intricate Borgesian labyrinth called The Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Zafon's latest, The Angel's Game, is also set in Barcelona and also revisits the mysterious Cemetery. It is, however, neither a sequel nor a prequel, but an independent narrative that elaborates a coherent, increasingly complex fictional universe. Zafon's narrator/hero is David Martin, an orphan brought up in true Dickensian squalor. After years of struggle, he achieves success writing a popular series of "penny dreadfuls" called City of the Damned. In time, his work comes to the attention of Andreas Corelli, a Parisian publisher with a truly Faustian proposition. Corelli offers David 100,00 francs if he will use his narrative gifts to create a viable new religion. The extraordinary tale that follows is many things at once: mystery, love story, supernatural thriller, historical drama, gothic romance, and meditation on the primal importance of stories, of narrative itself. As the author reminds us throughout this novel, books have souls, and reflect the souls of both their readers and their writers. The Angel's Game beautifully illustrates this proposition, and offers further proof that Carlos Ruiz Zafon is one of the most compelling--and unpredictable--storytellers of the modern era. The Angel's Game, like its predecessor, The Shadow of the Wind has become an international phenomenon, a best-seller in dozens of countries. Subterranean Press is proud to announce this deluxe limited edition, which will feature a fine paper (80# Finch), deluxe cloth, a sewn binding, and be printed in two colors throughout, with copious illustrations--including full color plates and duotone section breaks--by Vincent Chong.

Signed, WWII, fiction, short stories

Price = 110.00 USD



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