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Castillos de Carton [Paperback]

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Mara Jos Snchez trabaja de tasadora de arte en una casa madrilea de subastas. Un da recibe la llamada de un antiguo compaero y amante, Jaime Gonzlez, anuncindole que su comn amigo, Marcos Molina Schulz, se ha suicidado. La noticia no slo devuelve a la narradora a su poca de estudiante de Bellas Artes, cuando todava soaba con ser pintora, sino que le hace revivir la torrencial historia de amor que vivieron los tres cuando ella apenas tena veinte aos.

This is a tale of a time and a place, of Madrid in the 1980's, where the dullness of a dictatorship gave way to an explosion of life and color, and everything seemed possible. Years later Mara recalls a three-sided, excessive and doomed passion with the bitter emotion of what has become irretrievable.

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2004
Publisher   TusQuets
ISBN  8483102595  
ISBN13  9788483102596  

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More About Almudena Grandes

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Almudena Grandes won the XI Sonrisa Vertical Prize for her first novel The Ages of LulA at the age of 29. Since then every one of her books has increased her wide readership: I'll Call You Friday, Malena is a Tango Name, Models of Woman, Atlas of Human Geography, and The Wind from the East.

Almudena Grandes was born in 1960.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Spanish
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > Spanish
3Books > Subjects > Romance > General
4Books > Subjects > Romance > Historical > General

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Bravo, Almudena Grandes  May 14, 2004
Soy americana, de media edad, y cuando visite a Madrid en marzo decidi comprar unas novelas cortas para mejorar mi espanol. Que suerte de escoger esta. Compre este libro por impulso - nunca habia leido nada de Almudena Grandes, pero desde la primera pagina no podia dejar de leerlo. Ahora quiero leer mas libros de ella. Lo recomiendo - es una historia de un amor entre 3 estudiantes de arte durante los 80s, y como resulto. Muy bien escrito, por una escritora que sabe mucho de la psicologia del amor.

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