Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 528 pages
Audiobook Length: 18 hours and 5 minutes
First Published: 2001
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Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
Quotes from The Shadow of the Wind
Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen.
The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you’ve already stopped loving that person forever.
A secret’s worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.
About Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of six novels, including the bestselling books The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game. He lives in Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California. Visit his website.