The Wind From The East

The Wind From The East

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In a small seaside suburb two strangers arrive - Juan Olmedo, accompanied by his niece, and Sara Gomez, an enigmatic woman in her fifties. Both have their reasons for fleeing the city.Sara's father had returned from the Civil War a broken man, unable to support his family. In desperation, Sara's mother was forced to give up her young baby to her childless employer. Growing up amidst a background that would never truly be her own, Sara was forever caught between her love of the good life and her feelings of duty toward a family and a poverty that repelled her. Now Sara has more money than she ever dreamed of, but her freedom has come at a price.Juan also has his reasons for starting a new life. A doctor in a local ER unit, he is haunted by a tragedy in his family's past and by a secret sexual obsession that threatens the fragile equilibrium he has found in his new home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 156 x 243 x 33mm | 614g
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 1921145242
  • 9781921145247
  • 1,751,708

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`[A] classy blockbuster-a layered saga of family life, rivalry and interesting alternative to the homegrown bestseller market. As a study of obsessive passions and climatic conditions, it makes for a sweeping beach read.' * Guardian * `The Wind from the East promises a lot of bang for your buck. It is also by one of Spain's most successful, and notorious writers...this is a big novel designed to fill a Spanish summer...Grandes never lets the pace slacken, combining a cracking story with convincing characterisation and good detail.' * Daily Telegraph * 'This magnificent saga of shipwrecked lives grips from the first sentence and weaves parallel intrigues of memory and survival, money and revenge, resolved only in the closing pages...Here, she has perfected her ability to leap between stories and epochs.' * Independent UK * `Grandes has drawn complex and engaging characters, creating a languid world which also is fraught with tension and mystery in a book with which one quietly falls in love.' * Adelaide Advertiser * `This big, juicy saga is perfect for chilly nights. Thrilling and toe-curling in equal measure...' * Sunday Times *
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About Almudena Grandes

Almudena Grandes is one of Spain's top-selling authors. Her first book, The Ages of Lulu, sold over a million copies worldwide and was translated into 21 languages. She has won several prizes including the Crisol Readers Prize which is awarded directly by customers' votes. Film adaptations have been made from two of her novels.
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