In Diamond Square

Rodoreda Merce

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Virago
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2013
Edition: Reprint

Description: 206 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Barcelona, early 1930s: Natalia, a pretty shop-girl from the working-class quarter of Gracia, is hesitant when a stranger asks her to dance at the fiesta in Diamond Square. But Joe is charming and forceful, and she takes his hand. They marry and soon have two children; for Natalia it is an awakening, both good and bad. When Joe decides to breed pigeons, the birds delight his son and daughter - and infuriate his wife. Then the Spanish Civil War erupts, and lays waste to the city and to their simple existence. Natalia remains in Barcelona, struggling to feed her family, while Joe goes to fight the fascists, and one by one his beloved birds fly away. A highly acclaimed classic that has been translated into more than twenty languages, In Diamond Square is the moving, vivid and powerful story of a woman caught up in a convulsive period of history.

ISBN: 9781844089253

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