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In the Last Blue

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During the Spanish Inquisition on the island of Majorca, a small enclave of local Jews--all of whom have been baptized as Christians--determine to escape detention in the Inquisition by escaping to lands of freedom across the Atlantic. But weather frustrates their flight, and eventually thirty-seven of them were captured and condemned to burn at the stake in the Auto-de-Fe. In prose at once lyrical and suspenseful, Riera recreates the lives of Majorcan Jews in the seventeenth century--in a world of inquisitors, aristocrats, merchants, farmers, and soldiers--in a lush mosaic of history and period detail, religion and cultural lore. Already acclaimed around the world, In the Last Blue is at once a beautiful, poetic, riveting, and devastating tale of hope and fear.

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April 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: In the Last Blue
Author(s): Carme Riera
ISBN: 0-7156-3594-8 / 978-0-7156-3594-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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January 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: In the Last Blue
Author(s): Carme Riera
ISBN: 1-58567-853-8 / 978-1-58567-853-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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