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Walking the Lions

Walking the Lions

When New Yorker Alex Nadal inherits his aunt’s farm near Barcelona he is more than intrigued. First, because his aunt appears to have died twice – once at the end of the Spanish Civil War and again sixty years later – and secondly because he is curious about his Catalan roots, about which his father has always maintained a stony silence.

But his arrival on Spanish soil is not a prodigal’s return; indeed he is made to feel very unwelcome. He asks too many questions which are met with either hostility or silence, until Alex begins to understand that in this sun-baked and ancient land the past is not history but merely unfinished business. And in the end it’s a simple ultimatum: finish it or it will finish him.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Classic Crime

On Sale: 6th July 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472127389

Reviews

An assured and absorbing first novel with a background of Barcelona so vivid you can almost touch it
The Telegraph
Both a love letter and a character study of Barcelona, woven into a classic suspense plot
Caroline Cummins, January Magazine
Captures the vibrancy, tensions and flavours of the Spanish city while giving us a well written and intriguing mystery
Manchester Evening News
Burgen... does a fine job paying homage to Catalonia in his first novel
Publishers Weekly
There is a great deal to like in this sophisticated novel... (Burgen's) touch is light, though the theme is dark
Catalonia Today