About this book
Weaves together a colourful tapestry of stories and unforgettable characters to create a panoramic view of 20th century Spanish history. Translated by Jonathan Dunne.
On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Coruna and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. With this moment a young carefree group of friends are transformed into a broken generation.