Confessions (Paperback)
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Confessions (Paperback)

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Paperback 760 Pages / Published: 13/10/2015
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Drawing comparisons with Shadow of the Wind, The Name of the Rose and The Reader, and an instant bestseller in more than 20 languages, Confessions is an astonishing story of one man s life, interwoven with a narrative that stretches across centuries to create an addictive and unforgettable literary symphony. I confess. At 60 and with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer s, Adria Ardevol re-examines his life before his memory is systematically deleted. He recalls a loveless childhood where the family antique business and his father s study become the centre of his world; where a treasured Storioni violin retains the shadows of a crime committed many years earlier. His mother, a cold, distant and pragmatic woman leaves him to his solitary games, full of unwanted questions. An accident ends the life of his enigmatic father, filling Adria s world with guilt, secrets and deeply troubling mysteries that take him years to uncover and driving him deep into the past where atrocities are methodically exposed and examined. Gliding effortlessly between centuries, and at the same time providing a powerful narrative that is at once shocking, compelling, mysterious, tragic, humorous and gloriously readable, Confessions reaches a crescendo that is not only unexpected but provides one of the most startling denouements in contemporary literature. Confessions is a consummate masterpiece in any language, with an ending that will not just leave you thinking, but quite possibly change the way you think forever.

Publisher: Arcadia Books
ISBN: 9781910050576
Number of pages: 760
Weight: 710 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 56 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Absolutely captivating'

-- Andrea Camilleri

'Its complexity turns Confessions into a piece of writing that has the power to influence our view of the world a quality belonging to the best of literature'

* El Mundo *

'Jaume Cabre deserves to be recognized for what he is, one of the greatest of world literature'

-- Jordi Cevera

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“Slow to start, but good once it gets going”

A long book, not for the fainthearted, but worth the effort. This book caught my attention because it was set in a number of different eras, something which seems to be in vogue among Spanish authors of today. However... More

Hardback edition
22nd March 2014
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TripFiction

“Stunning novel set mainly in CATALONIA”

Confessions is the story of Adrìa Ardèvol, a man of sixty losing his memory to dementia, as he re-examines his life, from his lonely childhood parented by a cold and indifferent mother and an overbearing father,... More

Hardback edition
8th September 2018
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