The Wrong Blood

Author:   Manuel de Lope ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
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9780099551850


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   07 July 2011
Format:   Paperback
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It was the month of May, or the month of June, in any case summer was near, and within only a few weeks the war would break out...' On the cusp of the Spanish Civil War in a coastal village in the Basque country, three men stop off at Extarri s bar on their way to the wedding of Captain chicken thigh Herr iz to Isabel Cruces. One of the men, the rich man from Vera, disappears to the latrine and fails to return. He has suffered a stroke and this bizarre and undignified event, seemingly so incidental, marks the beginning of a powerful story about two women whose bond and whose secret will endure even in death. Abandoned by her parents shortly after the outbreak of war, sixteen-year-old Mar a Antonia Extarri is left at the mercy of the soldiers taking up residence in the bar. Whilst Isabel Cruces enjoys a blissful honeymoon with her Captain in Biarritz, Mar a is raped. Months later, the valiant Captain Herraiz is shot as a traitor. Suddenly both women find themselves violently altered, alone, and pregnant. A crippled young doctor, Castro, is the only witness to the mysterious and silent agreement these two women form in the loneliness and desperation of their mutual suffering

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Author:   Manuel de Lope ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Vintage
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.218kg
ISBN:  

9780099551850


ISBN 10:   0099551853
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   07 July 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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War, love and secrecy determine the lives of De Lope's characters. There are brutal scenes, moving passages and pages that are pure poetry. An unforgettable novel. -- Isabel Allende Reading The Wrong Blood is like surrendering to a hypnotist. Manuel DeLope's subject is the fluidity of time and the pitilessness of war as played out in the lives of two women who quietly conspire to commit a victimless crime. The style is a marvel of precision and patience, resulting in an atmosphere so saturated with suspense that I found myself wanting to read more slowly, even as I breathlessly anticipated the next paragraph. I've seldom read a more sublime and disturbing novel. -- Valerie Martin Amid the current outpouring of Civil War fiction in Spain, the books of Manuel de Lope...should be top of interested readers' lists. -- Review Independent The prosody of the original language has been retained in John Cullen's translation, which captures the mesmerizing quality of the author's descriptions of nature, the bluntness with which he recounts brute violence, and the shattering pain of grief. All this, and the exquisite exploration of memory and old age make this a book that stays with you, inviting you to read it again Historical Novels Review elegantly poetic...the dream-like effect he achieves is immersive and moving Manuel de Lope


War, love and secrecy determine the lives of De Lope's characters. There are brutal scenes, moving passages and pages that are pure poetry. An unforgettable novel -- Isabel Allende Amid the current outpouring of Civil War fiction in Spain, the books of Manuel de Lope... should be top of interested readers' lists Independent Reading The Wrong Blood is like surrendering to a hypnotist... The style is a marvel of precision and patience, resulting in an atmosphere so saturated with suspense that I found myself wanting to read more slowly, even as I breathlessly anticipated the next paragraph. I've seldom read a more sublime and disturbing novel -- Valerie Martin The prosody of the original language has been retained in John Cullen's translation... mesmerizing... shattering... exquisite... A book that stays with you, inviting you to read it again Historical Novels Review elegantly poetic...the dream-like effect he achieves is immersive and moving Manuel de Lope


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Manuel de Lope was born in Burgos, Spain, in 1949, and is the prizewinning author of over a dozen novels. He has lived in Switzerland and England, and is now based in Madrid. La sangre ajena (The Wrong Blood) is the first of his books to be translated into English.

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