When I Sing, Mountains Dance

When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 03/03/2022
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When I Sing, Mountains Dance
Simply wonderful..
The story opens up near a village in the Pyrenees, Domenec father and poet is struck by lightning as he picks black chanterelles. After his untimely demise... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
When I Sing, Mountains Dance
Utterly unique and fascinating!
Thanks to Granta Publications for sending me a proof copy in exchange for an honest review, which you can find below. This is one of the most unique novel... READ MORE
Sam E


When Domenec - mountain-dweller, father, poet, dreamer - dies suddenly, struck by lightning, he leaves behind two small children, Mia and Hilari, to grow up wild among the looming summits of the Pyrenees and the ghosts of the Spanish civil war. But then Hilari dies too, and his sister is forced to face life's struggles and joys alone. As the years tumble by, the inhabitants of the mountain - human, animal and other - come together in a chorus of voices to bear witness to the sorrows of one family, and to the savage beauty of the landscape. This remarkable English-language debut is lyrical, mythical, elemental, and ferociously imaginative.

  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 9781783787142
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 285g
  • Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 21 mm

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When I Sing, Mountains Dance
Set in the Pyrenean mountains above wonderful Barcelona, this remarkable work gives voice not only to the Catalan people of the region, but also to the wil... READ MORE
Andrew Hammond