August. Selection of editorial news

Arrives August, holiday month par excellence. So there will be plenty of time to read. well there they go some news coming out this month. To take a look at the landscape with titles like what's new from Idelfonso Falcones, for instance. but they are out there Shirley jackson or one of the queens of the Nordic novel like Asa Larsson.

Rome. a cultural history —Robert Hughes

To begin with, let's give a tour of the Eternal City, which is always worth it. And we do it hand in hand with Robert Hughes, who is one of the best contemporary critics of art and culture, and who takes us through the past and present of Rome. He does so by going through nearly three thousand years of splendor and decline and evoking the most relevant figures of his past, from Caesar to Mussolini. He also tells us about politics, religion and art that is related to each other to help us understand everything as a whole. But the most significant thing is the balance we find between the vast knowledge and the passion put into telling us about it.

The sins of our fathers — Asa Larsson

It has won the award for the best suspense novel from Adlibris, the award for the best crime novel from the Storytel Awards and also the best crime novel of the year from the Swedish Academy.

We meet forensic pathologist Lars Pohjanen, who has only weeks to live when he asks Rebecca Martinsson to investigate a murder that occurred sixty years ago. In the freezer of an alcoholic found dead, the corpse of the father of a famous boxer who disappeared in 1962 without a trace. Rebecka takes on the case, though she hides a personal connection to him. And her investigation leads her to the one she was organized crime kingpin in the region for decades that they call the Cranberry King.

the gravedigger's book — Oliver Potzsch

In the line of the current novel fashion that mixes crimes with careful historical setting, preferably in the 3.500.000th century, we get this title that they already sell as fast-paced and extreme, which is also triumphing in Europe with XNUMX readers. It is signed by Oliver Pötzsch, who is one of the most widely read authors of historical fiction in Germany. He is a journalist and screenwriter and is now fully dedicated to writing. And, as a curious fact, he descends from the Kuisl, one of the main executioner dynasties of his country between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, which inspired him to write his first novel, The executioner's daughter.

In this story he takes us to the Vienna of 1893 where in the Prater, its most important park, the body of a brutally murdered servant appears. Leopold von Herzfeldt is a young police inspector who will take charge of the case, despite not having the favor of his colleagues, who are suspicious of his new investigative methods. But he will have the support of two very particular characters: Augustine Rothmayer, the senior gravedigger of the Vienna Central Cemetery; Y Julia Wolf, a young operator of the newly opened telephone exchange in the city and with a secret that she does not want to come to light.

Dior's eight dresses — Jade Beer

Jade Beer is an editor, journalist and novelist who has worked in the British press for over twenty years and has won several awards.

presents us with a history what is counted in two times and through eight Dior dresses on the 65th anniversary of the designer's death. It is also set in two cities, the London 2017 and Paris of 1952. In London Lucille, who adores her grandmother Sylvie, will help her recover a relic from the past and will go to Paris on the trail of one of those priceless Dior dresses. But Lucille doesn't know that behind that dress she hides a big secret that could change your life.

In the Paris of 52 we have Alice, who is the wife of an ambassador and must fulfill her role of seeing and being seen, even though she feels comfortable. Also, her love seems to have cooled so when a mysterious young man crosses her path, she finds herself involved in a love story for which he will be capable of everything.

hansaman —Shirley Jackson

Is 1951, and it has been described as a novel of formation and of campus, but being behind the hand of Shirley Jackson, mistress of horror, the mixture of darkness, nightmares and ambiguity is not lacking. she stars in it Natalie Waite, who is seventeen years old and is a suffocating family made up of the father, a mediocre and egocentric writer, and the mother, a neurotic housewife. When the day comes when she goes to study, it is not very clear if before Something has happened to you that you do not want or cannot tell. Already at the university, his life will turn around.

Slave of freedom — Ildefonso Falcones

The new novel by Ildefonso Falcones arrives, which is also set in two times: the slave Cuba and Spain of the XNUMXst century. And it tells of the fight for freedom of two black women in those very different times.

Here at the Cuba mid-nineteenth century a ship arrives full of more than seven hundred kidnapped women and girls in africa to work in the sugar cane fields and give birth to children who will also be slaves. Kaweka She is one of them, a slave in the hacienda of the cruel Marquis of Santa Maria. But she has the ability to commune with Yemayá, a fickle goddess who, on occasion, grants her the gift of healing and gives you strength to lead the fight for freedom.

And in the Madrid current we have Lita, a young woman mulatto, daughter of Concepción, who has spent her entire life serving in the house of the Marquises of Santadoma, in the heart of the Salamanca district, just as her ancestors did in colonial Cuba. Despite having studies, her job insecurity forces her to resort to the Marquises for an opportunity in the Bank of your property. There he discovers the origins of his fortune and decides to undertake a legal battle in favor and memory of their ancestors.

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