A Broken Mirror

A Broken Mirror - European Women Writers

Paperback (01 Apr 2006) | English

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Synopsis

In its moment of great splendor the novel was held as a mirror of society: Mercè Rodoreda shatters that mirror in this, her most ambitious novel, which tells its story in brilliant fragments, a vision reflected and refracted and finally coming together in a richly articulated mosaic of life. Through this Broken Mirror, the reader sees events and characters spanning three generations and composing a kaleidoscopic family history ranging over six decades and turning upon events both intimate and historic-most notably the Spanish Civil War.

Opening with Teresa Goday, the lovely young fishmonger's daughter married to a wealthy old man, the story shifts from one perspective to another, reflecting from myriad angles the founding of a matriarchal dynasty-and its eventual, seemingly inevitable disintegration. A family saga extending from the prosperous Barcelona of the 1870s to the advent of the Franco dictatorship, A Broken Mirror is finally also a novel about the inexorable passing of time.

Book information

ISBN: 9780803290075
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Imprint: Bison Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 226 .
Weight: 281g
Height: 216mm
Width: 145mm
Spine width: 13mm