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La familia Godley se ha reunido en Arden, su finca, en medio de una verde campiña, cerca de un antiguo lugar sagrado y de las vías del tren. Han venido porque el vie­jo Adam Godley, un respetado y exaltado matemático, se está muriendo. Le acompañan Ursula, su segunda es­posa, madre de Adam y de su hermana Petra, y Helen, la mujer del joven Adam, bella como la homérica Helena. Y también están Ivy Blount, la última aristócrata del lu­gar, que ahora es la criada de la familia, y Duffy, un campesino que se ocupa de la poca ganadería de la fin­ca. Y más tarde vendrán Roddy Wagstaff, un modernillo que corteja a la angustiada Petra. Y Benny Grace, quizá un colega de Adam Godley o el dios Pan, que junto a otras deidades es uno de los personajes de esta luminosa y numinosa historia sobre los mortales; y sobre la dolo­rosa inmortalidad de los dioses, que interfieren en las vi­das de los hombres sólo para intentar experimentar esa mortalidad que anhelan. Porque las últimas ecuaciones de Adam Godley constituyen la combinación que abrió el «cerrado aposento del tiempo», la condición necesa­ria de esta literaria convivencia de dioses y hombres. «John Banville es un maestro, y su escritura un placer sensual sin interrupciones» (Martin Amis).
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Benjamin Black
Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power

Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf’s great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born—or was, for her throat has been slashed.

A lesser man would smell danger, but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead. He quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers, and before long he comes to the attention of the Emperor himself. Rudolf, deciding that Christian is that rare thing—a person he can trust—sets him the task of solving the mystery of the woman’s murder. But Christian soon realizes that he has blundered into the midst of a power struggle that threatens to subvert the throne itself. And as he gets ever nearer to the truth of what happened that night in Golden Lane, he finally sees that his own life is in grave danger.

From the spectacularly inventive Benjamin Black, Wolf on a String is a historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense.

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Publisher
Anagrama
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Published on
Aug 25, 2014
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Pages
296
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ISBN
9788433935021
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Fiction / General
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