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Drawing comparisons with Shadow of the Wind, The Name of the Rose and The Reader, and an instant bestseller in more than 20 languages, Confessions is an astonishing story of one man s life, interwoven with a narrative that stretches across centuries to create an addictive and unforgettable literary symphony. I confess. At 60 and with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer s, Adria Ardevol re-examines his life before his memory is systematically deleted. He recalls a loveless childhood where the family antique business and his father s study become the centre of his world; where a treasured Storioni violin retains the shadows of a crime committed many years earlier. His mother, a cold, distant and pragmatic woman leaves him to his solitary games, full of unwanted questions. An accident ends the life of his enigmatic father, filling Adria s world with guilt, secrets and deeply troubling mysteries that take him years to uncover and driving him deep into the past where atrocities are methodically exposed and examined. Gliding effortlessly between centuries, and at the same time providing a powerful narrative that is at once shocking, compelling, mysterious, tragic, humorous and gloriously readable, Confessions reaches a crescendo that is not only unexpected but provides one of the most startling denouements in contemporary literature. Confessions is a consummate masterpiece in any language, with an ending that will not just leave you thinking, but quite possibly change the way you think forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 760 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 56mm | 710g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1910050571
  • 9781910050576
  • 615,969

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'Jaume Cabre deserves to be recognized for what he is, one of the greatest of world literature' -- Jordi Cevera 'Its complexity turns Confessions into a piece of writing that has the power to influence our view of the world a quality belonging to the best of literature' * El Mundo * 'Absolutely captivating' -- Andrea Camilleri
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About Jaume Cabré

Jaume Cabré is one of the most internationally celebrated contemporary Catalan writers. He is the author of a number of bestselling novels, with over a million copies sold throughout Europe, and has been awarded most of the Catalan literary awards Confessions has been called a masterpiece of world literature by international reviewers & received multiple awards.
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3 9% (461)
2 3% (155)
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