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PRISONER OF HEAVEN by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Enigma of the Cemetery of Lost Books Continues

“Bursting with intrigue and excitement”

“Masterful novel”

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Harper, 2012

SYNOPSIS:   Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julian, and their close friend Fermin Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past. His appearance plunges Fermin and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco's dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love and ultimately transform their lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Carlos Ruiz Zafón is one of the best-read and most famous authors in the world. He began his literary career in 1993 with THE PRINCE OF MIST (Edebé Prize), which was followed by THE MIDNIGHT PALACE, SEPTEMBER LIGHTS (available in one volume as THE MIST TRILOGY) and MARINA. In 2001 he published his first novel for adults, THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, which soon became an international literary phenomenon. With THE ANGEL’S GAME (2008) he returned to the universe of The Cemetery of Lost Books which grew further with THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN (2011). His works have been translated into over fifty languages and have won numerous prizes and millions of readers across five continents. Visit him at