José A. GARRIGA VELA

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Anagrama, 2002 | Labyrinth of Memories

Awards

***Alfonso García-Ramos Prize of Novel 2001***

Press

«A novel that confirms the ascending career of Garriga Vela.» R. Ruiz Garzón, Qué Leer

«Essential» María José Bonmatí, La Razón

Synopsis

(Labyrinth of Memories) An old man returns from Russia and pays a visit to his brother. Nothing unusual about that – except this is their first meeting ever. The main character in this novel grew up in Spain in the heart of a family he thought to be his own. The sudden discovery that he has a brother will drive him to revisit his past. He gets lost into the labyrinth of his childhood: a landscape inhabited by furtive love stories, heroes and murderers, the oppressive shadow of military discipline and a terrible family secret – a secret he was always aware of but never able to uncover. Only this time, his brother has handed him the key to unlock it. A journey to the roots of a family secret in a world ruled by pitiless, arbitrary power.