El hombre que se fue a Marte porque quería estar solo

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Todos conocemos a alguien como Thomas.

El vecino gruñón que se queja de tu comportamiento incívico en las reuniones de la comunidad de vecinos. El señor que te chista si tiene que esperar un minuto detrás de ti en la cola del supermercado. El compañero que manda un mail con copia a toda la empresa si por error acabas el último rollo de papel higiénico…

Thomas está perfectamente satisfecho yendo siempre por su cuenta, alejándose de los demás y de sus problemas. Pero bajo esa fachada gruñona se esconden una historia y una tristeza que a todos nos resultan dolorosamente familiares. Y está a punto de encontrar una familia que cambiara su manera de ver las cosas…

Un hombre que había dado el mundo por perdido. Una familia que le enseñará a vivir. El hombre que se fue a Marte porque quería estar solo es una historia irresistible y reconfortante sobre sobre amistades improbables y segundas oportunidades, perfecta para los lectores de La tentación de ser felices, El insólito peregrinaje de Harold Fry y Un hombre llamado Ove. Te hará reír, llorar… y reconciliarte con todos los cascarrabias que han pasado por tu vida.

Una narración divertida, emocionante, dulcemente vitalista.

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Publisher
HarperCollins Ibérica S.A.
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Published on
Jan 17, 2018
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9788491392002
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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This content is DRM protected.
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Book 2
Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam-power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters of the known world—including the east coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775.

Young Gideon Smith has seen things that no green lad of Her Majesty's dominion should ever experience. Through a series of incredible events Gideon has become the newest Hero of the Empire. But Gideon is a man with a mission, for the dreaded Texas pirate Louis Cockayne has stolen the mechanical clockwork girl Maria, along with a most fantastical weapon—a great brass dragon that was unearthed beneath ancient Egyptian soil. Maria is the only one who can pilot the beast, so Cockayne has taken girl and dragon off to points east.

Gideon and his intrepid band take to the skies and travel to the American colonies hot on Cockayne's trail. Not only does Gideon want the machine back, he has fallen in love with Maria. Their journey will take them to the wilds of the lawless lands south of the American colonies – to free Texas, where the mad King of Steamtown rules with an iron fist (literally), where life is cheap and honor even cheaper.
Does Gideon have what it takes to not only save the day but win the girl?
David Barnett's Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up!

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book 1
Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire. Airships ply the skies and Queen Victoria presides over three-quarters of the known world—including the East Coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775.

London might as well be a world away from Sandsend, a tiny village on the Yorkshire coast. Gideon Smith dreams of the adventure promised him by the lurid tales of Captain Lucian Trigger, the Hero of the Empire, told in Gideon's favorite "penny dreadful." When Gideon's father is lost at sea in highly mysterious circumstances Gideon is convinced that supernatural forces are at work. Deciding only Captain Lucian Trigger himself can aid him, Gideon sets off for London. On the way he rescues the mysterious mechanical girl Maria from a tumbledown house of shadows and iniquities. Together they make for London, where Gideon finally meets Captain Trigger.
But Trigger is little more than an aging fraud, providing cover for the covert activities of his lover, Dr. John Reed, a privateer and sometime agent of the British Crown. Looking for heroes but finding only frauds and crooks, it falls to Gideon to step up to the plate and attempt to save the day...but can a humble fisherman really become the true Hero of the Empire?
David Barnett's Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up!


At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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