The Goldsmith's Secret - Elia Barcelo Reviews
Description:ISBN 0857050052 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Elia Barcelo / Hardcover / 144 Pages / Book is published 2011-03-31 by MACLEHOSE PRESS
Newest Review: ... him deaf to their opinions. Decades later, returning to the Spanish town where he grew up, the goldsmith hopes that he might ... more
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A ghostly, seductive love story, and a mesmerizing reflection on ...
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by - written on 14/07/11, updated on 14/07/11 (Very useful, 55 readings)
Proving that good things come in small packages, Elia Barcelo's "The Goldsmith's Secret" is a deliciously mysterious and alluring novella; Barcelo has the knack of a gifted story-teller using only a few sentences to draw in her reader and keep him, or her, entranced until the end. The narrator is the eponymous goldsmith who, when the story opens, is middle-aged and reflecting on his life, focussing on a brief but passionate affair with Celia, an older woman - and friend of his mother - when he was a youth. In spite of what he hears of her from his friends and family, the headstrong determination of youth makes him deaf to their opinions. Decades ... Read the complete review
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