Cercas, Javier

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This unusual offering is an effort to heal as much as it is a way to trace an uncertain history, and will appeal to readers seeking more background on Spain and others who admire good writing.


In this fast-paced, twisting, fluidly translated work (though some British slang may be unfamiliar), Cercas brilliantly portrays the almost mythic proportions of Zarco, inspired by a real-life Spanish Robin Hood, as well as the generation of outlaws in transitional Spain.

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