©1945 Carmen Loforte; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"Laforet's moody and sepulchral debut novel, a 1945 Spanish cult classic, has been given new life by acclaimed translator [Edith] Grossman." (Publishers Weekly)
I recommend this book to everyone. It has captured character essence in a way that seems surreal. I didn't want to bookmark, I wanted to know what happens next. I had found myself being able to relate to some of the characters and enjoyed the transition of this nada to somewhere Andrea can create herself. It's an uplifting story despite the odd descriptions- listen to it! You will not regret to be taken into this world.
Coming of age story as real today as it was in 1945. Written at a time when war had ravaged Barcelona, a wealthy family suffers the humiliations of poverty. Their niece, an orphan, 18 years old, struggles to grow up without the scars of the family and the war
destroying her search for identity. This is a
Andrea is a fighter for her dignity and a new post-war life.
Alma Cuervo made each character distinctive, all were individual and remarkable.
Read this classic.
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