The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven

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Once again, internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon 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 Garcia Marquez 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
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006220629X
  • 9780062206299
  • 89,528

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There is an air of magical realism to Zaf?n s tales. The prose is robust and the dialogue rich with smart irony. But mostly, reading Zaf?n is great fun. --Miami Herald"
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Back cover copy

Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julian, and their close friend Fermin 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 Fermin 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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43,669 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 30% (13,315)
4 42% (18,196)
3 23% (10,010)
2 4% (1,885)
1 1% (263)
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