The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven

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Once again, internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge, set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them.


"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --New York Times Book Review on Shadow of the Wind
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Product details

  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 136 x 203 x 19mm | 218g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006220629X
  • 9780062206299
  • 45,627

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Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julián, and their close friend Fermín Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past.

His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco's dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love, and will ultimately transform their lives.
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"Zafon's storytelling is deft and well-paced, and his vivid prose brings the cultural riches and political strife of Franco-era Spain to life."--Publishers Weekly
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47,276 ratings
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4 42% (19,717)
3 23% (10,675)
2 4% (2,003)
1 1% (277)
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