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Death in Spring
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Death in Spring (Paperback)

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'Soaringly beautiful, urgent and disturbing... A masterpiece.' Colm Toibin, 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

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySpanish Civil War Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 05/04/2018 ISBN-13: 9780241352540  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Merce Rodoreda was born in Barcelona in 1908. During the Spanish Civil War she was exiled to France and later Switzerland. Rodoreda was only able to return to Barcelona in the mid-1960s, where she wrote several prize-winning novels in Catalan, including Death in Spring, which was inspired by her experience of Franco's dictatorship. Rodoreda died in 1983, a few years before Death in Spring's first publication, and is widely regarded as the most important Catalan writer of the twentieth century.

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A village on the edge of violence, beholden to macabre and oppressive rituals, provides the setting for Rodoreda's ludic examination of repression and violence. One of the strangest and most unsettling novels I've read, Death in Spring offers a procession of haunting, often poetic, images, carving out its own unique dystopian space. One of the greats of Catalan literature, this could be the book to ignite Rodoreda's reputation in the UK. It certainly deserves to be.

Gary, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 10/04/2018

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