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The Wind from the Eastby Almudena Grandes
Synopses & Reviews
Internationally celebrated author Almudena Grandes has produced her finest work yet with The Wind from the East, a blend of two narratives set alternately in Madrid and an Andalusian town by the sea. Sara Gómes Morales,given up at birth to be raised by her wealthy godmother,is betrayed on her sixteenth birthday when she is forced to leave her godmothers home and return to live in poverty with her estranged parents. Tortured by resentment and the loneliness of belonging to neither place,she finds solace as an adult only when she moves to the coastal town.
Parallel to Saras story is the story of Juan and Damian Olmedo, brothers in love with the same woman. One night an argument incited by jealousy leads Damian to stumble down a flight ofstairs and fall to his death. Suspected ofmurdering his younger brother, Juan flees to the same village that served as Saras escape. Deftly engaging, The Wind from the Eastis an epic tale of love and redemption. Almudena Grandes' writing has been compared to the work of classic and contemporary voices such as the Brontë sisters and Isabel Allende.
The bestselling epic story from Spain's most provocative novelist makes its U.S. debut.
About the Author
Almudena Grandes won the XI Sonrisa Vertical Prize for her first novel The Ages of Lulú at the age of 29. Since then every one of her books has increased her wide readership: I'll Call You Friday, Malena is a Tango Name, Models of Woman, Atlas of Human Geography, and The Wind from the East.
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