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"Remarkable...a big book that can comprehend the history of a nation, and so many lives, with love" - The Times


As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years. When she breaks her silence, it is to announce that she will be married soon to the stern and volatile landowner Esteban Trueba.


Set in an unnamed Latin American country over three generations, The House of the Spirits is a magnificent epic of a proud and passionate family, secret loves and violent revolution.


'An exotic vision and a brilliant, impassioned epic' - Vogue 

'Mesmerizing... A novel of force and charm' - Washington Post 


Publisher: Vintage Publishing 
ISBN: 9780099528562 

The House of the Spirits

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