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A Broken Mirror

(2006)
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In its moment of great splendor the novel was held as a mirror of society: Merce Rodoreda shatters that mirror in this, her most ambitious novel, which tells its story in brilliant fragments, a vision reflected and refracted and finally coming together in a richly articulated mosaic of life. Through this Broken Mirror, the reader sees events and characters spanning three generations and composing a kaleidoscopic family history ranging over six decades and turning upon events both intimate and historic - most notably the Spanish Civil War. Opening with Teresa Goday, the lovely young fishmonger's daughter married to a wealthy old man, the story shifts from one perspective to another, reflecting from myriad angles the founding of a matriarchal dynasty - and its eventual, seemingly inevitable disintegration. A family saga extending from the prosperous Barcelona of the 1870s to the advent of the Franco dictatorship, A Broken Mirror is finally also a novel about the inexorable passing of time.



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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Broken Mirror (European Women Writers)
Author(s): Merce Rodoreda
ISBN: 0-8032-3963-7 / 978-0-8032-3963-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Broken Mirror
Author(s): Merce Rodoreda
ISBN: 1-907970-88-6 / 978-1-907970-88-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Daunt Books
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Broken Mirror (European Women Writers)
Author(s): Merce Rodoreda
ISBN: 0-8032-9007-1 / 978-0-8032-9007-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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