The City of Mist
A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his inventions hold the power to entice the rich girl who has stolen his heart. An architect flees Constantinople with plans for an impregnable library. A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book that has never existed. And GaudÃ, sailing to a mysterious rendezvous in New York, delights in a spectacle of light and steam, the stuff that cities should be made of. Gathered here for the first time – and some never before published in English – these stories showcase the talents of Carlos Ruiz ZafÃ³n, a writer beloved by millions of readers and a master who has left us too soon.
The echo of the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series resonates in the stories of Carlos Ruiz ZafÃ³n: gathered here for the first time – and some never before published in English – these stories are a celebration of one of the world’s great storytellers
A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his creative gifts capture the attentions of an aloof young beauty who has stolen his heart.
A labyrinth maker flees Constantinople to a plague ridden Barcelona, with plans for building a library impervious to the destruction of time.
A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book like no other, each page of which could prolong the life of the woman he loves.
And a brilliant Catalan architect named Antoni GaudÃ¬ reluctantly agrees to cross the ocean to New York, a voyage that will determine the fate of an unfinished masterpiece.
A celebration of a master storyteller, beloved by fans around the world:
‘The real deal: one gorgeous read’
‘This book will change your life. An instant classic’
‘A book lover’s dream’
‘A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading’
‘Gripping and instantly atmospheric’
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