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The Prisoner of Heaven (Hardcover)

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Once again, internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge, set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." New York Times Book Review on Shadow of the Wind.

Praise For…

“[A novel] with the blissful narrative drive of a high-class mystery… Ruiz Zafón is a splendidly solicitous craftsman, careful to give the reader at least as much pleasure as he is evidently having.”
-The Guardian

“The story has heart, menace torture, kindness, cruelty, sacrifice, and a deep devotion to what makes humans tick.”
-New York Journal of Books

“Perhaps his wittiest [novel] and the darkest to date, a stylistic feat that Ruiz Zafon handles deftly…Savor this book.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Gripping…suspenseful…The magic of the novel is in the wonderfully constructed creepy and otherworldly setting, the likable characters, and the near-perfect dialogue.”

“Invoking the atmosphere of Dumas, Dickens, Poe and Garcia Marquez, Carlos Ruiz Zafon retains his originality and will hold his rightful place among the storytelling masters of literature.”
-Book Reporter

“Zafon’s storytelling is deft and well-paced, and his vivid prose brings the cultural riches and political strife of Franco-era Spain to life.”
-Publishers Weekly

“There is an air of magical realism to Zafón’s tales. The prose is robust and the dialogue rich with smart irony. But mostly, reading Zafón is great fun.”
-Miami Herald

“A deep and mysterious novel full of people that feel real…This is an enthralling read and a must-have for your library. Zafón focusses on the emotion of the reader and doesn’t let go.”
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062206282
ISBN-10: 0062206281
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: July 10th, 2012
Pages: 277
Language: English