Arrives September again. Holidays end or start, but less. What is not stopped doing is reading. With the autumn outlook already near, September also brings great titles of editorial novelties. Esta es una selection of 6 of them where names such as Pérez-Reverte, Pérez Gellida, Domingo Villar or the american Don winslow. But they all promise good stories in perspective too. We take a look.
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Translator - José Gil Romero and Goretty Irisarri
Written with four hands by Jose Gil Romero, from the Canary Islands, and Goretti Irisarri, from Galicia, who for almost thirty years have been a creative couple in both literature and film. Now they present this novel that takes us just before the meeting in Hendaye between Franco and Adolf Hitler. That's when we meet Elsa braumann, a young woman German book translator who lives in Madrid in 1940 taking care of his sister.
One night they called her from the Captaincy for a secret mission related to that meeting between Franco and Hitler. In those days, Elsa began to become intimate with Captain Bernal, the chief of security for the operation, a cultured man and a movie lover like her. But then someone threatens Elsa to get her involved in a counterintelligence operation where you will have three minutes to steal certain documents from Franco on the train to Hendaye.
Some complete stories - Domingo Villar
Illustrated with linocuts by Carlos Baonza, Domingo Villar leaves aside, for the moment, his novels about the inspector Leo Caldas and presents us with this selection of stories. I was lucky enough to hear one of them in the last meeting with Domingo that I was able to attend and I remember how all of us who were there found it great and we strongly asked him to publish them. So the Vigo writer has taken them out of the most personal sphere in which he had them and brought them together in this work.
Splinters on the skin - César Pérez Gellida
They are selling it as the best novel by Pérez Gellida, but at this point the Valladolid writer no longer needs to prove anything that he is among the best national names in the black genre. The fact is that it now brings us a psychological thriller with the story of two friends of children who have an outstanding debt and are in the town of Urueña
Shipping is Álvaro, a successful writer, and Mateo, a ruined crucigramist, who end up trapped in the chaotic medieval layout of the town and under a rumble. The two are part of a macabre game in which revenge will lead them to make decisions that will affect their lives if one of them manages to finish the day.
The Apple tree - Christian Berkel
Also arrives one of the most important novels in Germany in recent times and has already sold more than 350.000 copies sold and has been translated into 8 languages.
Takes us to 1932 Berlin and there we meet Sala and Otto, who are thirteen and seventeen when they fall in love. He is from a working class underworld family and she is Jewish and the daughter of an eccentric family of intellectuals. But their paths will separate when in 1938 Sala has to leave Germany to take refuge in Paris and Otto goes to the front as an ambulance doctor.
A Living Room they denounce her and put her in a concentration camp in the Pyrenees, but then you will be lucky enough to be able to hide in a train bound for Leipzig. While Otto will fall prisoner of the Russians. After Sala will end up arriving at Buenos Aires, but, despite the years without seeing each other, they will never forget each other.
The Italian - Arturo Pérez-Reverte
This day two heavyweights, Pérez-Reverte and Don Winslow, coincide in the premiere of new works. The first presents this novel, the next after Fire line, set in 1942 and 1943 and inspired by real events. Tells an episode of war and espionage occurred during the Second World War in Gibraltar and the bay of Algeciras.
Entonces Italian combat divers they were sinking and damaging fourteen allied ships in that area. Elena Arbués, a twenty-seven-year-old bookseller, find one morning while walking on the beach one one of those divers, passed out between the sand and the water. By helping him, she does not know that this action will change her life and that the love she will feel for this man is only the beginning of a much more dangerous adventure.
Burning city - Don Winslow
The new title of the North American bestseller, Don Winslow, will be made to wait a bit. We still have the aftertaste of Broken last year and now presents this Burning city, which promises a new success.
We are in 1986 in Providence, Rhode Island, and there he works hard longshoreman Danny Ryan. He is also a husband in love, a good friend and from time to time he makes them muscle works to those of the union of irish crime which controls much of the city. But Danny wants to start from scratch away from Providence. That's when it appears a woman, a modern Helen of Troy, who will provoke a war between rival groups of that mafia and Danny will be involved in it without being able to avoid it. And you will have to try to protect your family, your friends, and the only home you have ever known.