Struggling writer David Martin drives himself to ill-health writing steamy melodramas while he works on his own masterpiece and yearns for the unattainable Cristina. When his novel is published to scathing reviews and is quickly buried, David makes an impossible deal with a mysterious French publisher- in exchange for his life and a fortune, he must write a book that will change people's lives. The task is daunting and the stakes are perilously high. And as he begins to discover the secrets of the old abandoned mansion he lives in he finds himself falling deeper and deeper into the dark labyrinth of his soul. Prequel to the bestselling The Shadow of the Wind,The Angel's Gametakes us to the turbulent Barcelona of the 1920s and the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. It's a spellbinding love story about the power of storytelling.
Long-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon is the author of five novels. The Shadow of the Wind was a finalist for the Premio Fernando Lara.