Death in Spring

Death in Spring

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2018
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Death in Spring
artistic expression at it’s finest - very odd and very dark.
Death in Spring isn’t what i’d expected; I was shocked by the gore & the lack of humanity. However, I soon realised that Rodoreda’s novella is a blur of me... READ MORE
Ronnie, Bluewater Bookseller


'Soaringly beautiful, urgent and disturbing... A masterpiece.' Colm Tóibín, from the introduction

'Dark and beautiful and brilliant'Sarah Moss, author of Ghost Wall

Death in Spring is a dark and dream-like tale of a teenage boy's coming of age in a remote village in the Catalan mountains; a place cut off from the outside world, where cruel customs are blindly followed, and attempts at rebellion swiftly crushed. When his father dies, he must navigate this oppressive society alone, and learn how to live in a place of crippling conformity.

Often seen as an allegory for life under a dictatorship, Death in Spring is a bewitching and unsettling novel about power, exile, and the hope that comes from even the smallest gestures of independence.

'Rodoreda has bedazzled me' Gabriel Garcia Marquez

'Rodoreda's artistry is of the highest order' Diana Athill

'Read it for its beauty, for the way it will surprise and subvert your desires, and as a testament to the human spirit in the face of brutality and willful inhumanity.' Jesmyn Ward, author of Sing, Unburied, Sing
'Utterly extraordinary' Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241352540
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 120g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 14 mm

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Death in Spring
Beautiful and Disturbing
This is not always an easy read as it takes your mind to places that it doesn't always want to go, and it forces you to think in ways that are alien to us,... READ MORE
Janice Parker