A Long Petal of the Sea
The Sunday Times bestseller
'One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende's long career' New York Times Book Review
'A defiantly warm and funny novel, by somebody who has earned the right to argue that love and optimism can survive whatever history might throw at us' Daily Telegraph
September 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe.
Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile.
When opportunity to seek refuge arises, they board a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to Chile, the promised 'long petal of sea and wine and snow'. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.
A masterful work of historical fiction that soars from the Spanish Civil War to the rise and fall of Pinochet, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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Isabel Allende je rođena 1942. u Limi, u Peruu.
Poznata je po romanima Kuća duhova, Kći sreće, Portret u sepiji... Njezina djela ponekad sadrže aspekte tradicije magijskog realizma. Dobitnica je mnogih međunarodnih priznanja, a nekoliko njenih romana je ekranizirano. Živi u Kaliforniji.