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Garden by the sea

Rodoreda, Mercè, 1908-19832020
The novel that defined Mercè Rodoreda's most prolific period is finally available in English for the first time. Set in 1920s Spain, Garden by the Sea takes place over six summers at a villa by the sea inhabited by a young couple and their beautiful, rich, joyous friends. They swim, drink, tease each other, and fully enjoy themselves. All the while, the guests are observed by the villa's gardener, a widower who's been tending the garden for several decades. As the true protagonist of the novel, we get to see the dissolution of these magical summers through his eyes, as a sense of darkness and ending creeps in, precipitated by the construction of a new, larger, more glamorous villa next door. Considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Rodoreda has captivated readers for decades with her exacting descriptions of life--and nature--in post-war Spain, and this novel will further her reputation and fill in an important piece of her oeuvre.
Main title:
Garden by the sea / Mercè Rodoreda ; translated from the Catalan by Maruxa Relaño and Martha Tennet.
First Open Letter edition.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2020.©2020
203 pages ; 22 cm.
Translated from the Catalan.
9781948830089 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralRODOAvailable
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