The Wind from the East

The Wind from the East

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Internationally celebrated author Almudena Grandes has produced her finest work yet with The Wind from the East, a blend of two narratives set alternately in Madrid and an Andalusian town by the sea. Sara GA³mes Morales, given up at birth to be raised by her wealthy godmother, is betrayed on her sixteenth birthday when she is forced to leave her godmothera€™s home and return to live in poverty with her estranged parents. Tortured by resentment and the loneliness of belonging to neither place, she finds solace as an adult only when she moves to the coastal town. Parallel to Saraa€™s story is the story of Juan and Damian Olmedo, brothers in love with the same woman. One night an argument incited by jealousy leads Damian to stumble down a flight ofstairs and fall to his death. Suspected ofmurdering his younger brother, Juan flees to the same village that served as Saraa€™s escape. Deftly engaging, The Wind from the Eastis an epic tale of love and redemption. Almudena Grandes' writing has been compared to the work of classic and contemporary voices such as the BrontAl sisters and Isabel Allende.But he was unaware of it as he lay there on his bed, hug- ging his pillow with his arms and legs, his insides churning. ... on that afternoon and decided to run through the diagram of the human skeleton, each bone labeled with its name and anbsp;...

Title:The Wind from the East
Author:Almudena Grandes
Publisher:Seven Stories Press - 2011-01-04


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