Our Catalogue

Berta Vias Mahou

Snow Pits

Request more information

Details

Acantilado

August 2008

224 pages

Narrative, Novel

Original Title: Los pozos de nieve

Intent on capturing whatever past he can derive from the objects around him (not unlike Walter Benjamin in the city of Paris), the narrator delves into the lives of a number of people who were embroiled in some of the murkiest events of the twentieth century, including the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. Trapped between the voices of the masses and the conscience of the individual, the narrator, disillusioned with words, is paradoxically left with only his own voice.

Prizes

Finalist for the Critics Award, 2008
Sintagma Award, 2008

Praises

«A moving novel».
El Mundo

«A book that will not be ignored».
Público

«A small literary gem».
El País

Discover other books from Berta Vias Mahou

Details

Acantilado

August 2008

1 pages

Narrative, Novel