Jane MacKenzie

Autumn in Catalonia

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It is 1963, and in her mansion in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Joana idles her days away, banished by her powerful husband and alienated from her family. Hating all her parents stand for, Carla has embraced the student movement against the Franco regime, but she has been watched, and, just before their wedding, her beloved fiancé is arrested. Carla runs to her grandmother, Maria, terrified and powerless to help either Luc or herself. Maria shelters her, but is left wondering again why Joana married into the Franco regime and abandoned her family?

This is the story of three generations of women, torn apart by the Spanish Civil War, and by one determined man. Can the arrival of an unknown cousin help them unite face the enemy together, despite their ghosts and regrets, one autumn in Catalonia?

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293 printed pages
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