Invisible City by Emili Rosales

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A literary thriller about a contemporary gallery owner plunged into a fascinating extinct world Emili Rossell, the young owner of one of Barcelona's top galleries, receives an old manuscript written by an Italian architect about the "Invisible City"—an ambitious project dreamed up by King Charles III to build an alternative capital city in the Ebro delta. The manuscript contains hints about a lost masterpiece by the Venetian painter Tiepolo, and the site of the Invisible City is where Emili used to play as a child. Juxtaposing the life of the 18th-century royal court and the contemporary art world—both with a similar share of intrigue, politics, and romance—this is a gripping historical mystery and a compelling examination of the forces of power and love.

About Emili Rosales

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Emili Rosales is a publisher and a regular contributor to the newspapers Avui and La Vanguardia. He has been described by critics as one of the most interesting voices of the new generation of Catalan writers. His fourth novel, The Invisible City won one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the Catalan language, The Sant Jordi Prize. Martha Tennent's translations include Death in Spring, nominated for the Best Translated Book Award, and The Selected Stories of Merce Rodoreda. She lives in Barcelona and New York.
Published April 1, 2012 by Alma Books. 288 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At the start of this absorbing literary mystery, Rosales’s first novel to be translated into English, Barcelona art gallery owner Emili Rossell receives an 18th-century Italian manuscript titled Memoirs of the Invisible City by an architect named Andrea Roselli.

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