Arrabal Flower

Original Title: Flor de arrabal

Publication: 2021

Author: Carmen Santos

The exciting story of a woman who knew how to fight against fate to become the star of the show at the beginning of the 20th century.

In the suburb of Zaragoza where she lived, few thought that Flor, that girl born in one of the most humble homes, was destined to become one of the great figures on stage, first in Spain and then throughout Europe. A difficult path, strewn with harsh trials, leads her first to Madrid and, later, to Barcelona, ​​Paris, Berlin and the distant Cuba.
Throughout this career in pursuit of success, Flor discovers love, disappointment, friendship, fear and obsession. And at the same time, her life is immersed in the convulsive events of the first decades of the 20th century, years marked by anarchist revolts, the rise of fascism and the horror of war.

Written with the sensitivity and pulse of the great storytellers,  Arrabal Flower offers us the story of a brave woman devoted to love, and an exciting portrait of the vibrant and turbulent Europe of the time.

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SPANISH | Grijalbo / Penguin Random House


"The reading takes us back to the beginning of the 20th century and with the help of Flora, the protagonist, we embark ourselves on an exciting journey immersed in an agile and dynamic prose, in the purest Galdosian style." Herald

"A well-structured novel that will last more than a weekend in your hands. A long couplé in which we see the transformation of the world through the life, and her Spanish and European journey, of our beloved Flor de Arrabal" Books and Literature

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