Fictional ‘true crime’ narrative set in Manchester
A Vineyard in Andalusia
Location(s): Jerez, Cuba (Republic of), Mexico City
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
1861. A ruined silver-mine owner sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World.
Mauro Larrera has just four months to pay his creditors, or his bankruptcy will be revealed and his family’s honour will be in tatters. In magnificent Havana — home to beautiful women and dangerous men who deal in mysterious trades – he gambles what little he has left on what will become the greatest adventure of his life.
A Vineyard in Andalusia is a novel of glories and defeats; of silver mines, family secrets, vineyards, cellars, and splendid cities of faded grandeur; of unexpected passion, and love in the strangest of circumstances.
Once again, María Duenas powerful storytelling and rich historical detail transport us to a faraway time and place, and on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
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