[Reading] ➸ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Wrong Blood The Wrong Blood is the story of two women of different classes in Spain s Basque country Maria Antonia Etxarri, the young daughter of a local innkeeper and Isabel Cruces Hernandez, who comes from a family of wealth and influence During the Spanish Civil War 1936 1939 , their individual tragedies unexpectedly bring and then bind them together for the rest of their lives Isabel falls in love with and marries an army captain, who is killed shortly afterwards, leaving behind not only Isabel but The Wrong Blood is The Wrong Blood opens in a small Basque village at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, alternating between 1930s Spain to present This is the first book of de Lope s to be translated into English, and I am eager to readLiterary and exquisite. This is really a 1.5 rating, but I can t in good conscience give it the same number of stars that I have 50 Shades of Grey, so, whatevs.There s no doubt that this is a beautifully written book Full of poignant observations about life and such Definitely flowery and could have should have been toned down A lot.But there s an obvious problem with this book there s no conflict Nothing actually happens The book tells the story of two women whose lives were drastically and irrevocably impacted This is really a 1.5 rating, but I can t in good conscience give it the same number of stars that I have 50 Shades of Grey, so, whatevs.There s no doubt that this is a beautifully written book Full of poignant observations about life and such Definitely flowery and could have should have been toned down A lot.But there s an obvious problem with this book there s no conflict Nothing actually happens The book tells the story of two women whose lives were drastically and irrevocably impacted during the Spanish Civil War That sentence, while factually true, makes the book sound farinteresting than it ever was In reality the book meanders through flowery language until you ve forgotten who you re reading about, and by the time the author lets you know that something h When I started to read this book I was worried that I d tackled it too soon after reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver The Wrong Blood was also a steak of a book and Manuel de Lope created a beautifully written story that translated incredibly well.The story centers are three main people, Maria Antonia Etxarri, the daughter of a former innkeeper from a nearby town Dr Felix Castro, a young, crippled doctor and Isabel Cruces Herraiz, the bride and later widow of a young officer, all li When I started to read this book I was worried that I d tackled it too soon after reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver The Wrong Blood was also a steak of a book and Manuel de Lope created a beautifully written story that translated incredibly well.The story centers are three main people, Maria Antonia Etxarri, the daughter of a former innkeeper from a nearby town Dr Felix Castro, a young, crippled doctor and Isabel Cruces Herraiz, the bride and later widow of a young officer, all living in the village of Hondarribia.Miguel Goitia, a young notary student law arrives and stays at his grandmother s inn and, with his arrival, all th There isn t really much of a plot, but the plot that is there plays out exactly how you think it will Except there is no real explanation of the arrangement between Maria and Isabel It s readable, but not what I would call gripping or compelling. It was my great pleasure to work on this stunning book The key is to surrender to the prose, wade into the descriptions, and let the story unfold in its slow, magnificent way. Manuel de Lope s The Wrong Blood, is tough to review without giving up the ghost, literally.It is the story of three people bound by a series of shared spawned by the Fascists deathly advance through the Basque Country during the Spanish Civil War Situated for a few passages at the front, the novel mostly broods in the enclosed worlds of two houses on the coast Los Sauces and Las Cruces In one of them live two victims of the conflict, in the other a lame doctor, whose affliction allows Manuel de Lope s The Wrong Blood, is tough to review without giving up the ghost, literally.It is the story of three people bound by a series of shared spawned by the Fascists deathly advance through the Basque Country during the Spanish Civil War Situated for a few passages at the front, the novel mostly broods in the enclosed worlds of two houses on the coast Los Sauces and Las Cruces In one of them live two victims of the conflict, in the other a lame doctor, whose affliction allows him to escape the generalized carnage, yet still be affected by its perversionsThe young lawyer Goitia, looking for a place to study, returns to his childhood home at Las Cruces whic his deceased mother has left to her life long house servant, Maria Antonia.The biggest secret is revealed to the reader at the three quarter mark, though not necessarily to the young lawyer But his rare visit, coupled with the advancing age of the doctor and the house servant, provide a last c The Wrong Blood is a complicated story with a very simple plot Taking place in the present in a seaside village of the Basque Country, The Wrong Blood, tells of a young lawyer who spends a few months in his family s villa to study for his Notary exams The doctor who lives next door pesters him to go out for lunch for reasons which are never revealed to the young man The old woman servant, who inherited the villa from the lawyer s grandmother, bustles around him, keeping mainly to herself, but The Wrong Blood is a complicated story with a very simple plot Taking place in the present in a seaside village of the Basque Country, The Wrong Blood, tells of a young lawyer who spends a few months in his family s villa to study for his Notary exams The doctor who lives next door pesters him to go out for lunch for reasons which are never revealed to the young man The old woman servant, who inherited the villa from the lawyer s grandmother, bustles around him, keeping mainly to herself, but always in the background Both of these dottering old folks hold a deep secret about the lawyer s heritage and ancestry To the end, as the plane carries the young lawyer back to Madri In The Basque Country In Northern Spain, Just Before The Civil War, Three Men In Dinner Suits Stop For A Drink At A Bar Before Continuing On Their Way To A Wedding Their Trip Is Interrupted When Their Leader, The Wealthy Don Leopoldo, Has A Stroke In The Restroom.This Event, Bizarre And Undignified Though It Is, Begins To Weave Together The Lives Of Two Remarkable Women The Bride, The Beautiful And Distinguished Isabel Cruces, And Mar A Antonia Etxarri, The Bar Owner S Adolescent Daughter Shortly After The Outbreak Of The War, Mar A Antonia Is Raped And Isabel S Newlywed Husband, Captain Julen Herraiz, Is Shot Both Women Find Themselves Violently Altered, Alone, And Pregnant A Crippled But Wise Local Doctor Is The Only Witness To The Mysterious, Silent Agreement These Women Conclude In The Loneliness And Desperation Of Their Mutual Suffering Many Years Later, A Young Student, Grandson To Isabel, Returns To The Scene Of The Events To Spend An Innocent Summer Studying For Law Exams As He Goes About His Work, He Unwittingly Awakens The Ghosts Haunting Both Mar A Antonia And The Doctor, And Through Their Memories The Passionate Stories Of The Past Unfurl Before The Reader De Lope Brilliantly Reveals His Incredible Story Through Flashes Of Memory And Emotion, Told In A Winding Torrent That Expresses The Cumulative Nature Of Both History And Nostalgia. But the Lord does not grant the exhausted veins of life with the privilege of a second youthThe Wrong Blood rates up there with the finest Spanish literature I have read I discovered this quiet, heartrending gem on a 3 for 5 table at a discount book store, and bought it on Isabel Allende s recommendationAn unforgettable novelpure poetry She was right, of course.Manuel de Lope works with hypnotic power and surrendering to his evocative, meandering prose is a joy and privilegeBut the Lord does not grant the exhausted veins of life with the privilege of a second youthThe Wrong Blood rates up there with the finest Spanish literature I have read I discovered this quiet, heartrending gem on a 3 for 5 table at a discount book store, and bought it on Isabel Allende s recommendationAn unforgettable novelpure poetry She was right, of course.Manuel de Lope works with hypnotic power and surrendering to his evocative, meandering prose is a joy and privilege It is a very simple plot, with no surprises pulled, but within this novel wry


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