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Like the Fading Shadow

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018

On April 4th 1968, Martin Luther King was murdered by a man named James Earl Ray. Before Ray's capture and sentencing to 99 years' imprisonment, he evaded the FBI for two months as he crossed the globe under various aliases. At the heart of his story is Lisbon, where he spent ten days attempting to acquire an Angolan visa.

Like a Fading Shadow traces three journeys to the city: Ray's desperate attempt to evade justice in 1968; a research trip undertaken by the young Munoz Molina for his breakthrough novel Winter in Lisbon in 1987; and the return journey taken by the novelist as he attempts to reconstruct these twin stories from the instability of the past, and interrogates his own obsession with one of the twentieth century's most notorious figures.

Aided by the recent declassification of James Earl Ray's FBI case file, Like a Fading Shadow boldly weaves a taut retelling of Ray's assassination of King, his time on the run and his eventual capture together with a highly original, fearlessly honest examination of the novelist's own past.



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November 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow
Author(s): Antonio Munoz Molina
ISBN: 1-78125-893-7 / 978-1-78125-893-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tuskar Rock
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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow: A Novel
Author(s): Antonio Munoz Molina
ISBN: 0-374-12690-9 / 978-0-374-12690-2 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow
Author(s): Antonio Munoz Molina
ISBN: 1-78125-894-5 / 978-1-78125-894-1 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow
Author(s): ANTONIO MUNOZ MOLINA
ISBN: 1-250-18243-3 / 978-1-250-18243-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow: A Novel
Author(s): Antonio Munoz Molina, Camilo A Ramirez - translator
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow: A Novel
Author(s): Antonio Munoz Molina, Camilo A Ramirez - translator
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow
Author(s): Antonio Munoz Molina
Publisher: Tuskar Rock
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July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Like a Fading Shadow: A Novel
Author(s): Antonio Munoz Molina
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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