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"One of the great novels to have been written in our language"Mario Vargas Llosa He thought that memories were invisible like light, and just as smoke made light show, there must be a way for memories to be seen... In October 2016, the real-life Colombian film director Sergio Cabrera is attending a retrospective of his films in Barcelona. It''s a difficult time for him: his father, Fausto Cabrera, has just died; his marriage is in crisis; and his country has rejected peace agreements that might have ended more than fifty years of war. In the course of a few turbulent and intense days, Sergio will recall the events that marked the family''s life, and especially his father''s, his sister Marianella''s and his own. From the Spanish Civil War to the exile of his republican family in Latin America, and from the Cultural Revolution in China to the guerrilla movements of 1960s Latin America, not only will do we discover a series of adventures extraordinary by any standards, but also a devastating portrait of the forces that for half a century turned the world upside down and created the one we now inhabit. Retrospective is a revelatory and unforgettable novel. Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean


By the International Booker-shortlisted author - the extraordinary story of a life lived in the vortex of the twentieth century

Product details

Authors Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Assisted by Anne McLean (Translation)
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.09.2022
EAN 9781529418620
ISBN 978-1-5294-1862-0
No. of pages 496
Dimensions 160 mm x 240 mm x 40 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature
Humanities, art, music > Art > Theatre, ballet

Colombia, Fiction in translation, FICTION / Hispanic & Latino, Films, cinema

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