THE 6TH OF NOVEMBER is short, but don't let that fool you. It's packed full. The style of writing reminds me of Paulo Coelho. Gloria Juarez, a young woman who gets married and is in the need of fleeing to a village called Requejado, in the north of Spain. There, she gives birth to Maria. When the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939) starts, her family vanishes without trace. But on the 6th of November 1939, an unexpected host helps her to find the truth.
Even though it's a short book, it's not a book to breeze through--it's not told lineally, so there were a few times when I had to stop and think about what was going on. It is a beautifully written little volume and is one of the few books I own that I will revisit. I have the feeling that this book is going to be one of those where you discover something new about it each time you read it.
I hope that Mr. Acebal also translates his second book into English. I look forward to reading more of his work. 4 stars.
'THE 6TH OF NOVEMBER' is expected to become a movie by fall 2015.
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