El lápiz del carpintero

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Suma de Letras, 2000 - Fiction - 189 pages
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It is the summer of 1936, in the early months of an agonizing civil war that promises to engulf Spain and shake the world. In a prison in the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, an artist sketches the famous Portico da Gloria using a carpenter's pencil. But instead of reproducing the sculptured faces of the prophets and elders, he draws the faces of his fellow Republican prisoners. Many years later in post-Franco Spain, a survivor of that period, Doctor Daniel da Barca, returns from exile to his native Galicia, and the threads of the past begin to be woven together.

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2000)

Manuel Rivas was born in Galicia, in Spain, in 1957, and has worked for many years as a journalist as well as a prize-winning novelist. One his short stories formed the basis for José Luis Cuerda's award-winning film "Butterfly," which Gabriel Garciá Márquez said was "a perfect marriage of film and literature.

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