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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
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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 Martin 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
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CaOAUW
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1964-
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Ruiz Zafón, Carlos
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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Graves, Lucia
Series statement
Cemetery of forgotten books series
Series volume
4
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  • Antiquarian booksellers
  • Missing persons
  • Spain
  • Barcelona (Spain)
Label
The labyrinth of the spirits : a novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
805 p.
Isbn
9781443453998
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 300502
  • 884560
Label
The labyrinth of the spirits : a novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón ; translated by Lucia Graves
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
805 p.
Isbn
9781443453998
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 300502
  • 884560

Library Locations

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      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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