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Carpenter's Pencil

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Carpenter's Pencil by Manuel Rivas
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It is the summer of 1936, the early months of the agonising civil war that engulfs Spain and shakes the rest of the world. In a prison in the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, an artist sketches the famous porch of the cathedral, the Portico da Gloria. He uses a carpenter's pencil. But instead of reproducing the sculptured faces of the prophets and elders, he draws the faces of his fellow Republican prisoners. Many years later in post-Franco Spain, a survivor of that period, Doctor Daniel da Barca, returns from exile to his native Galicia, and the threads of past memories begin to be woven together. This poetic and moving novel conveys the horror and savagery of the tragedy that divided Spain, and the experiences of the men and women who lived through ti. Yet in the process, it also relates one of the most beautiful love stories imaginable.

Author Biography

Manuel Rivas was born in A Coru-a in 1957. He writes in the Galician language of north-west Spain. He is well known in Spain for his journalism and television programmes, as well as for his prize-winning short stories and novels. Janathan Dunne is the translator of two of Manuel Rivas's novels, Vermeer's Milkmaid and En salvaxe compa-a. His other translations from the Galician include the poetry of Rosal-a de Castro and the short stories of Rafael Dieste.
Release date NZ
January 2nd, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
176
Dimensions
129x198x12
ISBN-13
9780099448464
Product ID
1655849

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