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The Snares of Memory

Juan Marse Nick Caistor



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John Murray
24 September 2019
In January 1949 on an otherwise unremarkable day in an unremarkable Barcelona neighbourhood cinema, a prostitute is murdered in cold blood in the projection booth by the assistant projectionist, one Fermin Sicart.

More than thirty years later, a screenwriter resolves to determine the truth behind her murder, and seeks out Fermin, who has served his time. But though Fermin remembers killing his victim, and exactly how he did it, he cannot for the life of him recall why.

THE SNARES OF MEMORY, by one of the great Spanish men of letters, is at once an investigation of memory, motive and murder and a pointed dig at the Spanish film industry of the second half of the twentieth century.
By:   Juan Marse
Translated by:   Nick Caistor
Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9780857058768
ISBN 10:   0857058762
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Juan Marse was born in 1933 in Barcelona. He is a Spanish novelist and screenwriter, and has won numerous awards for both his novels, most recently the 2008 Cervantes Prize.

Reviews for The Snares of Memory

Juan Marse's contribution to European fiction has been consistently remarkable. - Times Literary Supplement. One of Europe's best living novelists. - Independent. Among Spain's finest living authors. - Guardian.

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