A harrowing melodrama about one of the most obscure episodes of Spanish recent history.
The author is a well known journalist and won the Espasa Non-Fiction Prize in 2008 with La mujer del maquis, which sold 20,000 copies.
Si a los tres años no he vuelto will captivate and move readers of novels by María Dueñas, Almudena Grandes, Eduardo Mendoza, Dulce Chacón and Carlos Fonseca.
The novel is based on real, little known characters.
Madrid, 1939: Jimena Bartolomé is imprisoned in the women’s prison at Ventas. In this sinister institution, the warden, Maria Topete, controls the destiny of the prisoners and their children… In Si a los tres años no he vuelto Ana R. Cañil recreates some hitherto relatively unknown events from the post-war period: the story of prisoners whose children were taken away by their jailors and placed in convents or given up for adoption. Si a los tres años no he vuelto is an unputdownable novel that exposes terrible historical events and depicts an unforgettable clash between Jimena and Maria, two memorable women.
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