The Hand of Fatima

The Hand of Fatima

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1564, Granada. The Moors have unsuccessfully tried to rise up against their Christian oppressors and have painted the town in victims' blood. Our hero Hernando, an Arab with a Christian father, is despised by the townsfolk and by his step-father for his 'tainted' heritage and banished to live in the stables. Hernando has an affinity with horses and becomes an expert muleteer. News of his special touch reaches the king of the Moors and he is appointed to fight the Christian troops sent by the Spanish king Philip II. He meets Fatima, a young girl with black eyes who will become the love of his life. But his step-father marries her instead and forces Hernando into slavery where he befriends many Christians. He hatches a grand plan to reconcile the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 234 x 154 x 54mm | 1,020g
  • Doubleday
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 9780385618342
  • 604,866

About Ildef Falcones

Ildefonso Falcones is married with four children and lives in Barcelona where he works as a lawyer. His first novel, Cathedral of the Sea, became a publishing phenomenon with translation rights sold in thirty-six countries. It won many prizes, including the Euskadi de Plata 2006 for the best novel in Spanish, the Que Leer 2007 Prize for the best book, and the prestigious Italian Giovanni Boccaccio 2007 award for best foreign author.
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