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Classics/modern classics Rodoreda, MSobrer, J(tr): A broken mirror

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Extending from the prosperous Barcelona of the 1870s to the advent of the Franco dictatorship and the Spanish Civil War, A Broken Mirror traces three generations of a burgeoning aristocratic family at the turn of the 19th century.

When Salvador Valldaura first meets Teresa Goday he is seduced by her velvety eyes and contagious laughter. Valldaura, a wealthy diplomat, and Teresa, a widowed fishmonger’s daughter, marry and move into a grand, sprawling villa on the outskirts of Barcelona. In that house, their family flourishes and fractures across a century of change: from Teresa’s second husband and her secret, illegitimate son Masdéu, to daughter Sofía and Sofía’s playboy husband Eladi, and son, Ramon, tormented by a heinous act from his childhood and unknowingly in love with his half-sister, as well as several generations of servants, ghosts – and even a rodent.

Through a kaleidoscope of perspectives and turning upon events both intimate and historic, A Broken Mirror tells the story of a splintering matriarchal dynasty founded on love, lies, secrets, and betrayals.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title A broken mirror
Subject Spanish Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2017 Authors Mercé Rodoreda / Josep Miquel Sobrer
Binding Paperback Pages 286
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 200
ESB Code 55217 ISBN 9781907970887
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  Price £9.99

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