Of Saints and Miracles: Manuel Astur

£12.99

Marcelino lives alone in his parents’ farm, set deep in the beautiful but impoverished countryside of northern Spain. It’s the place where he grew up, the place where he doted on his beloved baby brother, the place where he protected his mother from their father’s drunken rages. But when Marcelino’s brother tricks him out of his house and land, a moment of anger sparks a chain of events that can’t be reversed. Marcelino flees to the wild peaks of rural Asturias, becoming a cult hero as he evades authorities. Into this, Astur interweaves family tales and fables about the sun and the moon, of death and love, and offers glimpses into the lives of other villagers and the history of their community. Astur’s poetic language and seamless blend of folkloric lyricism and the grotesque renders this book a treasure for the reader.

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Marcelino lives alone in his parents’ farm, set deep in the beautiful but impoverished countryside of northern Spain. It’s the place where he grew up, the place where he doted on his beloved baby brother, the place where he protected his mother from his father’s drunken rages. But when Marcelino’s brother tricks him out of his house and land, a moment of anger sparks a chain of events that can’t be reversed. Marcelino flees to the wild peaks of rural Asturias, becoming a cult hero as he evades authorities.

Additional information

Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

1

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

863.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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