Las semanas del jardín / The Garden of Secrets
Novel , 1997
Twenty-eight storytellers-one for each letter in the Arabic alphabet-meet in a garden to tell the story of a poet, Eusebio, arrested in the early days of the Spanish Civil War. Eusebio, a friend of García Lorca and his circle, had escaped assassination and fled to North Africa.
"This work deserves the highest recognition . . . no-one can deny Juan Goytisolo is the main Spanish novelist on active service." Carlos Fuentes
"A beautifully written metaphor for what it means to seek out the truth in a world often dominated by lies . . . this author, now 70 years of age, is one of the most brilliant of living writers." The Los Angeles Times