There is no better gift than a good book that transports the reader to distant places, that makes them reflect or with which they have a good time. For this reason and, on the occasion of the celebration of Father’s Day, we offer a selection of books to give away on Father’s Day , among which are novels , essays and manuals focused on life, education or literature, and that are ideal to give away and have in every house.
Melchor Marín returns once again, the mosso d’esquadra from the previous novel by Javier Cercas, Terra Alta, who became a hero when he confronted the Islamic terrorists who attacked Catalonia. He returns to Barcelona to investigate the blackmailing of the city’s mayoress with a sex tape. Melchor must dismantle an extortion that it is not known if he pursues simple economic gain or political destabilization, and, to do so, he enters the circles of power, a place where cynicism, unscrupulous ambition and corrupt brutality reign. An absorbing and wild novel, populated by memorable characters, which becomes a devastating portrait of Barcelona’s political-economic elite, but above all a furious plea against the tyranny of the owners of money and the masters of the world.
Author: Javier Cercas
Publisher: Tusquets Editores
Clara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel after receiving the Nobel Prize and in which he returns to science fiction. The narrator is the curious Klara, an AA (Artificial Friend) specialized in childcare. She spends her days in a store, waiting for someone to buy her and take her home. While she waits, she contemplates the exterior from the window, she observes the passers-by, their attitudes, their gestures, their way of walking, and she witnesses some episodes that she doesn’t quite understand.
Klara is a singular AA, she is more observant and more given to asking questions than most of her peers, very human questions: What awaits her in the outside world when she leaves the store and goes to live with a family? Does she have a good understanding of behaviors, sudden mood swings, emotions, human feelings? Ishiguro once again reveals his great fabulatory power, the exquisiteness of his prose brimming with nuances and that unique ability to explore the essence of the human being, address important issues and ask disturbing questions: What defines us as people? What is our role in the world? What is love?
Autor: Kazuo Ishiguro
Two men, one in fiction and one in reality, had the opportunity to kill Hitler before he started World War II. Based on this fact, Javier Marías explores the opposite face of ‘You will not kill’. If those men perhaps should have shot the Führer, is it possible to shoot someone else? As Tomás Nevinson’s narrator comments, “you can already see that killing is not so extreme or so difficult and unfair if you know who.” The protagonist that Marías has chosen for his new novel is an old acquaintance for the writer’s followers, since he is the husband of Berta Isla (her previous work of his). In ‘Tomas Nevinson’, the author delves into the limits of what can be done,