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On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Coruña and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. With this moment a young carefree group of friends are transformed into a broken generation.

Out of this incident during the early months of Spain's tragic civil war, Manuel Rivas weaves a colourful tapestry of stories and unforgettable characters to create a panorama of twentieth-century Spanish history. For it is not only the lives of Hercules the boxer and his friends that are tainted by the unending conflict, but also those of a young washerwoman who sees souls in the clouded river water and the stammering son of a judge who uncovers his father's hidden library.

As the singed pages fly away on the breeze, their stories live on in the minds of their readers.

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On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Coruna and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. With this moment a young carefree group of friends are transformed into a broken generation.

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"It's time for reviewers and sundry pundits to quit the flattering comparisons with Lorca, Joyce and Garcia Marquez. Manuel Rivas reads like no-one else on the planet...one of those novels to lavish on friends... Manuel Rivas' sweeping novel, translated into English for the first time, is an undoubted classic" ( Scotsman)

"This is an exceptional book by an exceptional writer... a unique literary enterprise" ( Independent)

"A novelistic tour-de-force...hauntingly poetic use of language and light touch...Rivas never loses faith in the human ability to overcome the bleakest of situations" ( Irish Times)

"His most substantial work to date" ( London Review of Books)

"His boldest take yet on the war's repercussions in his native Galicia... a work of unusual beauty" ( Financial Times)

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Book Description Random House UK. Book Condition: New. On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Coruna and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. With this moment a young carefree group of friends are transformed into a broken generation. Translator(s): Dunne, Jonathan. Num Pages: 560 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 37. Weight in Grams: 384. . 2011. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099520337

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