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Author Cercas, Javier, 1962- author.

Title Lord of all the dead : a nonfiction novel / Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    CERCAS,JAV    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Originally published in the Spanish language as El monarca de las sombras by Javier Cercas, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S. A. U. in 2017.
Summary "Javier Cercas grew up hearing the legend of his adored great-uncle Manuel Mena, who died at nineteen in the bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War--while fighting for Franco's army. Who was this young man? A fascist hero whose memory is an embarrassment or a committed idealist who happened to fall on the wrong side of history? Is it possible to be a moral person defending an immoral cause? Through visits back to his parents' village in southern Spain, interviews with survivors, and research into the murkiest corners of the war, the author pieces together the life of this enigmatic figure and of an entire generation. This sui generis work combines intimate family history, investigative scholarship, personal confession, war stories, and road trips, finally becoming a transcendent portrait of a country's indelible scars--a book about heroism, death, the persistence of the past, and the meaning of an individual life against the tapestry of history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cercas, Javier, 1962- -- Family -- Fiction.
Ibahernando (Spain) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author McLean, Anne, 1962- translator.
Added Title Monarca de las sombras. English
ISBN 9780525520900 (print) $26.95
0525520902 (print) $26.95
9780525520917 (ebook)

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