Author: Marías, Fernando
- Ediciones SM
- ISBN: 9788467529845
- Release Date: 01-01-1970
-Reviewed by: America Reads Spanish
This interesting novel cleverly links two wars that are different in appearance but the same in reality, since death is in command of both: the Spanish Civil War and the War in Iraq. A writer wracks his brain trying to begin his next novel when he receives an e-mail in which a certain Max arranges a meeting in order to tell him a valuable secret: the last five words spoken by Antonio Machado before dying in Colliure. Thus, the writer reads Max’s autobiography with surprise, while his neighbor, an Iraqi named Waleed, asks him for urgent help, and then he gets to know Zara and the incredible story of the bookseller of Baghdad.