Author: Martí Gironell

Strappo is a gripping historical novel about the pillaging of precious Romanesque frescoes from the apses and cloisters of the world famous 12th and 13th century monasteries and abbeys of the Catalan Pyrenees. Up until recently, art collectors, antique dealers, medievalists and ruthless plunderers (who used the ‘strappo technique’ to peel off and steal the Romanesque murals) were involved in the race to obtain the treasures before they became protected by law – and declared UNESCO world heritage. Others, such as the protagonists in the novel, tried to stop this.

Original language

CATALAN | Ediciones B

Translation rights

SPANISH | Ediciones B

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