December 4, 2020

Planeta advances a story from ‘La Ciudad de Vapor’, a posthumous book by Ruiz Zafón

Editorial Planeta has advanced this Friday in Spanish and Catalan, ‘La mujer de vapor’, one of the stories that make up the volume ‘La Ciudad de Vapor’, which will hit bookstores on November 17 and brings together the writer’s stories Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Through the publisher’s website, readers can now access this story, starring a woman named Laura and a man who occupies a floor in a building that was “one of those vertical mausoleums that haunt the old city”, in the thirties of the last century.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, who died last June, in addition to the tetralogy of ‘The Cemetery of Forgotten Books’, wrote eleven stories, four of them unpublished, and the rest difficult to access, which are now gathered in this book.

The writer conceived the work as a recognition to his readers, which followed him throughout the publication of the saga that includes the work that propelled him worldwide, ‘The Shadow of the Wind’.

In the stories that will now hit bookstores, a boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his inventions give him a little more interest from the rich girl who has stolen his heart.

There is also an architect who flees Constantinople with plans for an impregnable library; a strange gentleman who tempts Cervantes to write a book such as has never existed; and Gaudí, sailing towards New York, revels in light and steam, the stuff cities should be made of.

Editorial Planeta will begin to distribute ‘La Ciudad de Vapor’ in Spain and Latin America on November 17, and it will also soon be available in more than fifty languages, in all those countries where previous books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón have been published.


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