- Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
- Year: 26-11-2010
- Translator From Spanish: Svetla Hristova
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 618-01
- SKU: 13.0013
- ISBN: 978-954-321-780-9
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In May 1980, fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts. . .
His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her father Germán Blau, a portrait painter. Marina takes Oscar to a cemetery to watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month. At 10 a.m. precisely a coach pulled by black horses appears. From it descends a woman dressed in black, her face shrouded, wearing gloves, holding a single rose. She walks over to a gravestone that bears no name, only the mysterious emblem of a black butterfly with open wings.
When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her they begin a journey that will take them to the heights of a forgotten, post-war Barcelona, a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons; and a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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|Translator||From Spanish: Svetla Hristova|
|Genre||Young Adult Novels, Crime, Adventure Novels, Modern Novels, Young Adult Novels, Magical Realism, Carlos Ruiz Zafón|