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The Angel's Game

The Angel’s Game

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, Book Two

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • awardLonglisted, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2011
  • Translated by Lucia Graves

    Prequel to the best-selling The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game is a tale of lost souls and haunting shadows set amid the winding alleyways of Barcelona during the turbulent 1920s.

    In an abandoned mansion in Barcelona a young man named David Martin makes a living by writing steamy melodramas under a pseudonym. When his own novel receives scathing reviews, it seems his publishers are plotting against him and David is destined to literary obscurity.

    In a locked room deep within the house he finds letters and photographs hinting at the death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison the history of the place seeps into his bones as David struggles with an impossible love.

    Then he receives an extraordinary proposal from the French editor Andreas Corelli—a proposal that could make David rich and famous. And a bookseller called Sempere introduces him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books…

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Angel’s Game is a masterful tale and spellbinding love story about the magic of books and the darkest corners of the heart.

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    About the Author

    Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964–2020) was the author of eight novels, including the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Cemetery of Forgotten Books quartet: The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven and The Labyrinth of the Spirits. His work, which also includes prizewinning young-adult novels, has been translated...

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    27 September 2010
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    • The Angel's Game
      ISBN: 9781921921711
      30 January 2012
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