Death In Spring

by Merce Rodoreda
Death In Spring
  • ISBN-13: 9781934824115
  • Author(s): Merce Rodoreda
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|modern fiction
  • Publisher: Open Letter
  • Imprint: Open Letter
  • Publication Date: 15-05-2009
  • Format: h/b

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£13.99
Merce Rodoreda depicts the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town-burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the town to discover if they will be washed away by a flood-through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate.
About the book

Merce Rodoreda depicts the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town-burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the town to discover if they will be washed away by a flood-through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate.

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