Javier cercas is a spanish author, professor and freelance journalist. As the guns fire, he escapes into the forest, and can hear a search party and their dogs hunting him down. Anne mclean s english translation of soldiers of salamis won the independent foreign fiction prize in 2004, and the novel was adapted into a film directed by david trueba in 2003. Sanchez mazas was a founding member of the falange party his party card was number 4 and its principal theoretician. At first, the narrator of the book believes that this scar has nothing to do with him, that it does not affect him. Then came soldiers of salamis, first published in 2001, which has sold more than halfamillion copies. When his hiding place is discovered, he faces death for the second time that daybut is spared, this time by a lone soldier. Distributed to the trade by holtzbrinck publishers, 1 online resource.
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