Barcelona: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, 2019. First Edition. Hardcover. 382p., boards. New. Item #69371
"Largo pétalo de mar" takes place in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, when the young doctor Víctor Dalmau and his pianist friend Roser Bruguera are forced to leave Barcelona, go into exile, and cross the Pyrenees towards France. On board the Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, who took more than two thousand Spaniards to Valparaíso, they embark on a search for peace and freedom they did not have in their country. Received as heroes in Chile, they become integrated into the social life of the country for several decades, until a coup d'état overthrows Salvador Allende. Victor and Roser are uprooted again, but live by the saying: "If you live long enough, all the circles close."