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Open Heart

Translated from the original Spanish by Adrian Nathan West
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

This intimate family novel that follows the rise and fall of a great love is also a moving tribute to the generation that struggled to survive in Spain after the Civil War. In Open Heart, Elvira Lindo tells the story of her parents—the story of an excessive love, passionate and unstable, forged through countless fights and reconciliations, which had a profound effect on their entire family.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Elvira
Lindo

Elvira Lindo was born in Cádiz, Spain. Before becoming a fiction writer, she was a presenter, actress, and scriptwriter for television and radio. Lindo received the Atlántida Prize from the Editors Union of Catalonia and the Biblioteca Breve Prize for her novel Una palabra tuya. In addition to authoring numerous other successful books, including the international bestselling Manolito Gafotas series, Lindo is a frequent contributor to the Spanish daily newspaper El País. Photo Credit: Ivan Gimenez

Elvira Lindo was born in Cádiz, Spain. Before becoming a fiction writer, she was a presenter, actress, and scriptwriter for television and radio. Lindo received the Atlántida Prize from the Editors Union of Catalonia and the Biblioteca Breve Prize for her novel Una palabra tuya. In addition to authoring numerous other successful books, including the international bestselling Manolito Gafotas series, Lindo is a frequent contributor to the Spanish daily newspaper El País. Photo Credit: Ivan Gimenez

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Adrian
Nathan West

Adrian Nathan West is a writer and literary critic based in Spain. He has translated more than twenty books, among them Rainald Goetz’s Insane and Sibylle Lacan’s A Father: Puzzle.

Adrian Nathan West is a writer and literary critic based in Spain. He has translated more than twenty books, among them Rainald Goetz’s Insane and Sibylle Lacan’s A Father: Puzzle.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

The novel is a portrait of Spain in the early post-war years, through the experience of his own family.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/04/2023
Country
Spain
Original Language
Spanish
Author
Publisher
Other Press
Translator
Adrian Nathan West
Translation
Translated from the original Spanish by Adrian Nathan West
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