Ines y la alegria

Ines y la alegria

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Inâes, who had been imprisoned for her support of the Communists during the Spanish Civil War, joins other veterans, now exiled in France, in invading a remote valley in the Pyrenees in an attempt to overthrow the Franco regime in 1944.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 729 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 35.56mm | 884.51g
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Spanish
  • 4th ed.
  • 8483832534
  • 9788483832530
  • 669,445

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Toulouse, verano de 1939. Carmen de Pedro, responsable en Francia de los diezmados comunistas españoles, se cruza con Jesús Monzón, un cargo menor del partido que, sin ella intuirlo, alberga un ambicioso plan. Unos años después, en 1944, Monzón, convertido en su pareja, ha organizado el grupo más disciplinado de la Resistencia contra la ocupación alemana, prepara la plataforma de la Unión Nacional Española y cuenta con un ejército de hombres dispuestos a invadir España. Entre ellos está Galán, que ha combatido en la Agrupación de Guerrilleros Españoles y que cree, como muchos otros en el otoño de 1944, que tras el desembarco aliado y la retirada de los alemanes, es posible establecer un gobierno republicano en Viella. No muy lejos de allí, Inés vive recluida y vigilada en casa de su hermano, delegado provincial de Falange en Lérida. Ha sufrido todas las calamidades desde que, sola en Madrid, apoyó la causa republicana durante la guerra, pero ahora, cuando oye a escondidas el anuncio de la operación Reconquista de España en Radio Pirenaica, Inés se arma de valor, y de secreta alegría, para dejar atrás los peores años de su vida.
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About Almudena Grandes

Almudena Grandes, geboren 1960, begann nach dem Studium zu schreiben. 1989 wurde sie mit ihrem Roman "Lul " über Nacht berühmt. Bisher in zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt, erreichte "Lul " eine Gesamtauflage von über einer Million Exemplaren und wurde erfolgreich verfilmt. Auch mit dem Roman "Malena" rückte Almudena Grandes 1996 an die Spitze der internationalen Bestsellerlisten. Sie zählt zu den großen spanischen Gegenwartsautorinnen und lebt in Madrid.
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Rating details

1,185 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (442)
3 17% (202)
2 4% (47)
1 1% (9)

Our customer reviews

A love story... and 'rosquillas' (Spanish typical donuts). So intimately the author defines her novel, necessary in a country where so many things are wanted to be silenced... Pasionaria and Francisco Anton, Ines and Galan... Galan and Ines. All in a common struggle, but also it is their own personal struggle. Their sad defeat will never erode their desire to seize life -ah, life!, life as always understood by Almudena Grandes-. All the passion overturned to recover their Spain, under Franco and steeped in terror. A beautiful dream that excites those who want to regain freedom and return it to their country. And the enjoyment by the stove, cooking as the desire to alleviate the sadness, to combat anxiety, to restore security... and joy. The book is a real page turner, even when Ines and her free spirit, or Galan and his fellow fighters haven't appeared yet. After growing in intensity, it suffers from some pauses imposed by historical description. Perhaps, those History details could have been included gathered as an appendix at the end of the novel. Maybe these breaks of the climax will inevitably make many readers yearn for the narrative pulse obtained by the author in her great success 'The frozen heart'.show more
by DANIEL BUITRAGO JIMENEZ
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