In the mid-eighteenth century, Alister Cox, the most prestigious watchmaker in Europe, arrives on the shores of China invited by the all-powerful Emperor Quiánlóng, who wants to make him some very special watches. As the artisan shapes his precise machinery, he begins to realize that he is like a pr..
The death of Matthias Bertomeu launches the mechanisms that make up this book and shows lives that rose on dark ground. Chirbes offers a stunning panorama: family as property values, real estate speculation, dark business, drugs, sex as currency, corruption that runs through the body of a troubled s..
At once the strangest and most marvelous of Ivy Compton-Burnett's fictions, Manservant and Maidservant has for its subject the domestic life of Horace Lamb, sadist, skinflint, and tyrant. But it is when Horace undergoes an altogether unforeseeable change of heart that the real difficulties begin. Is..
These stories are told using illustrations from talented designers. The basic objective is to introduce the classics to the newer generations, but it is also intended for the whole family. The idea is to tell children of the third millennium, hooked to the television, internet and video games, the s..
Sidney and Alicia have been married for several years. The relationship with his wife is beginning to erode, so Alicia decides to take a long vacation in Brighton. Meanwhile, Sidney starts plotting schemes and thinks about what would happen if he would have to kill Alicia. As he imagines these horri..
Soon after the death of Che Guevara, the revolutionary Argentinean artist Carlos Alonso painted a picture that represented the figure of Christ with a gun on his shoulder. This image soon became an artistic symbol of the revolutionary fighter, the guerrilla who, rifle in hand, combats violence and t..
Highways, cars, loneliness and adventure soak these Motel Chronicles, a book of “broken histories”, autobiographical fragments, stories and poems that are all gifted with a fast paced and concise writing style. / Las carreteras, los coches, la soledad y la aventura empapan estas Crónicas de motel, ..
Written over many years, Lost Chronicles has been out of reach for many readers for a long time, for diverse and often obscure reasons. Its rescue and republication not only allowed for the appreciation of the literary talent of its author but also the surprising relevance his points of view still h..
In the august of 1963, Oé headed to Hiroshima to cover the ninth world conference against nuclear arms. He was immediately drawn to the testimonies of those forgotten souls of August 6th 1945. The very old condemned to loneliness, disfigured women, and doctors that fought against the toxic effects o..
The narrator of this story is someone who knows how to listen, because she understands that everyone needs to be listened to, and that virtue will be fundamental in the situation that she will have to face. At the center of this novel are two friends. And a disease. The narrator visits a friend who ..
This is a story that mixes goddesses, cows and first loves. The young Ludi enjoys the freedom of having no authority above him. During the summer, Ludi begins his adult life. A languid woman takes him along unexplored pathways towards an intense love without future. All the answers and questions tha..
Born in Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that made him famous has done little to reveal the circumstances of his parents' alleged kid..