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The Blue Afternoon

book | Fiction | 1993
UK & Comm → Penguin
US → Viking

A quest for secrets in the blue afternoon...

Los Angeles, 1936. Kay Fischer, a young and ambitious architect, is being followed by an old man. When confronted, he explains that his name is Salvador Carriscant - and that he is her father.

In a matter of weeks Kay will join Salvador on an extraordinary journey as they delve back into his past to not only learn the truth behind her own birth, but also to discover the whereabouts of a woman long thought dead - and to uncover the identity of a killer.

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Helen Manders manages the translation rights for The Blue Afternoon

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French
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Editions Du Seuil
German
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Kampa Verlag AG
Romanian
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Editura Paralela
Reviews

Spellbinding. Robin Blake
The Independent
Full Review

Achingly memorable

The Times

An extraordinary story

Sunday Telegraph

A brilliant achievement

Time Out

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