Books by Javier Cercas and Complete Book Reviews

Javier Cercas, trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean. Bloomsbury, $26 (384p) ISBN 978-1-62040-325-9
Cercas (The Anatomy of a Moment) relates an inventive tale of misguided loyalty and love, presented as protagonist Ignacio Cañas’s testimony to an author planning a book about his experiences. In 1978, 16-year-old Ignacio, who is brutally bullied at
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Javier Cercas, Author TusQuets $20.95 (216p) ISBN 978-84-8310-161-2
Spanish writer and journalist Cercas received the prestigious Premio Librero de Narrativa for this historical novel about the failed execution of Rafael S nchez Mazas, one of the intellectual architects of Spanish fascism. In the novel, a ...
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Javier Cercas, trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean. Knopf, $26.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-525-52091-7
In this cleverly crafted memoir, Cercas (The Imposter) investigates the life of his great-uncle Manuel Mena, a right-wing Falangist who died in the Spanish Civil War’s Battle of the Ebro in 1938. His mother compares Mena, her uncle, to the pure and...
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Javier Cercas, Author, Anne McLean, Translator , trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean. Bloomsbury $13.95 (278p) ISBN 978-1-59691-214-4
An unnamed narrator's life comes full circle as he confronts buried secrets and tragedy in this powerful novel by Spanish author Cercas (Soldiers of Salamis ). The unnamed narrator, a young writer whose hustle to survive in Barcelona doesn't
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Javier Cercas, trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean, Bloomsbury, $18 trade paper (432p) ISBN 978-1-60819-491-9
The details and larger historic significance of the February 23, 1981, failed military coup "to protect" the Spanish monarchy against Spain's frail democracy continue to be elusive. This tour de force by Cercas brings all his novelist skills to bear
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Javier Cercas, Author, Anne McLean, Translator , trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean. Bloomsbury $23.95 (224p) ISBN 978-1-58234-384-6
Spanish journalist and novelist Cercas strives for a "true tale" in his first book to be published in the U.S., the story of a political prisoner during the Spanish Civil War who cheated death twice in one day. Narrated by a Spanish...
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Javier Cercas, trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean. Knopf, $30 (352p) ISBN 978-0-593-31880-5
The shadow of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables looms large over the engrossing latest from Spanish writer Cercas (Outlaws). Hugo’s classic is the favorite of ex-con Melchor Marín, who read the book while serving time for his involvement with a Colombian
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Javier Cercas, trans. from the Spanish by Frank Wynne. Knopf, $28.95 (384p) ISBN 978-1-5247-3281-3
“The liar has no history,” novelist Cercas (Outlaws) declares at the start of this mesmerizing biography of a fraud, only to disprove that contention in his quest to understand Enric Marco, a Spanish man who for decades famously represented himself...
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