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The Shadow of the Wind [With Earbuds] (Playaway Young Adult)

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Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

Daniel's father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax's work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it, his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness, and doomed love.

An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance, and a moving homage to the mystical power of books, The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781615741649
Author:
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
Publisher:
Findaway World
Translator:
Graves, Lucia
Read by:
Davis, Jonathan, Lauren
Read:
Davis, Jonathan, Lauren
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Playaway Young Adult
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PLAYER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.74x6.60x1.15 in. .36 lbs.
Media Run Time:
140

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