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In 1967 an attractive anthropology student named Izumi Fukada contracts a strange disease on the island of Papua New Guinea while taking part in the Japanese exhibition that is looking for the lost Hamulai tribe.
Angelina is a 17th century Venetian adolescent who, after the deaths of her parents, is forced to flee her city as her life is in peril. Accompanied by her faithful servant, Pietrolino she travels through Europe, Africa and Asia, awakening to her sense of herself as a woman – and therefore to sex and love – and finding clues to the mystery of her identity.
'The Ratcatcher starts with one of those film scenes that cement you to your seat as soon as the lights go down. This is a stunning novel. It traps, conquers, seduces the reader right to the end.' —Pepa Roma, Premio Azorín 2011, author of Mandala and India Express. Do you think you can overcome the past? Ángel is forced to return home when his mother falls ill.
Isolde passes her life inside a strange but fascinating castle, as far from the city of Medellin, in which it is located, as are its inhabitants and the life they live. The sense of unreality in which they live is oppressive for the teenager, who finds in the forest surrounding the castle the only possible respite from her loneliness.
Anna is the librarian in Húsavík, a small Icelandic fishing village. When she receives a letter signed 'your father, who loves you', a door inside her which she believed was closed for ever suddenly opens and forces her to face her past and to redefine the certainties on which she has built her identity. Why did her parents abandon her? Who is she, really?
Century after century it has remained hidden from the eyes of humanity. Now one of the oldest secrets is about to be revealed and nothing will be the same again... Dare to dive into a fascinating world of enigmas that life alongside us and are completely unknown to us.
1273, Kublai Jan, grandson of of the fearsome Ghengis, last Great Jan and first Chinese emperor of the Yuan dynasty, decides to invade Japan's Nihon islands. His dream: to unify the world under his command.
In the Other's Hair follows the lives of two young women from the first months of 1971 to the present day. On the one hand is Ramona Marquès, abandoned by a revolutionary who disappeared from her life, leaving her pregnant.
Who can summarise his or her own life in three hundred words? Marcos, the scientist who is the main character of Andrés Barba's fantastic novel, constantly comes up against this impossibility over Christmas, while his wife and brother-in-law, a famous now retired comic with a crazed and complicated political past, meet for the first time the year their mother has died.
In crisis-ridden Madrid, where the nights are "a place of frustrated emotions, dreams and passions shattered against the wall of a bar", a series of characters on the edge of another crisis, the thirty-something crisis, are looking for a direction: the heroine is a Non-Classified Element with a nostalgia for the sixties, a writer and 'setecientoseurista' (€700-earner) who wants to change the world