“Use this book as a path for creating your own narrative of the city, as a conduit for having epiphanies in some lost alley or corner that will anchor your recollections and that will help you meet yourself.”
What happens to a man when he reaches mid life, loses his marriage, job and home, and decides on a whim to emigrate to a country where he can’t speak the language? The Cats of the River Darro tells the tale of one such man’s adventures in the beautiful Spanish city of Granada. After hastily training to be an English teacher Liverpudlian Derek Dohren has nothing to lose except his dignity as he plunges head first from one classroom...
“The Shadow of the Wind” is an extraordinarily well-written novel, you barely notice you are on a rollercoaster ride through fantasy.
A book review of without too much of a doubt the finest recent book to explore what Spain is really like.
One of the most entertaining books to be written about Andalucia and more specifically living in rural Granada.