Books by Jonathan Dunne

THE PLIMSOLL LINE by Juan Gracia Armendáriz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Gracia Armendáriz's prose is exhaustive and often exhausting, but patient readers will find rewards in this chronicle of one man's seemingly perpetual suffering."
An academic endures a series of life-altering tragedies in a carefully observed novel from Spanish scribe Gracia Armendáriz (Diario del hombre pálido, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
IN THE LAST BLUE by Carme Riera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2007

"Not an easy read, and at times overlong, but a book with moments of brilliance."
The persecution of Majorcan Jews during the Spanish Inquisition is the rich subject of this ambitious 1994 novel, the second book in English translation from the prominent Catalan author (A Matter of Self-Esteem, 2001). Read full book review >
IN THE WILDERNESS by Manuel Rivas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2005

"An ingenious conjoining of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Kipling's animal tales and Galician folklore, all in an effervescent fiction that vibrates with wit, energy and charm."
The worlds of humans and animals, of past and present, blend amusingly together in this magical 1994 novel from the Spanish author (The Carpenter's Pencil, 2001). Read full book review >
BARTLEBY & CO. by Enrique Vila-Matas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2004

"A wry, mind-bending delight: Borges and Calvino would have welcomed Vila-Matas as a kinsman."
A blocked writer sings the praises of literary failure, in this first English translation from a prizewinning Spanish author. Read full book review >
THE CARPENTER’S PENCIL by Manuel Rivas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Exciting and accomplished fiction. One looks forward to further translation of Rivas's work."
This internationally acclaimed 1998 novel—the first of its Galician author's to appear in English—is an elegantly composed mosaic portrayal of the human cost of the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >