Cry, Mother Spain

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Quercus Publishing
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5.3 X 7.8 X 0.6 inches | 0.38 pounds

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About the Author

Lydie Salvayre is a former psychiatrist, who grew up near Toulouse after her exiled republican parents fled Franco's regime. As a child she spoke Spanish, only learning French after starting school. She studied medicine and specialised as a psychiatrist in Marseille, before beginning to write at the end of the 70's, with her first works appearing in literary reviews in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille around the beginning of the 1980's. Her novel La Compagnie des spectres won the Prix Novembre in 1997 and was named Book of the Year by Lire. Pas Pleurer won the Prix Goncourt in 2014.


A seriously important novel ... The novel Pasolini would have written had he been the son of Spanish exiles--Josep Lambies, Time Out Barcelona
A turbulent, magnificent novel that shines a new light on the Spanish Civil War. It resonates with the power of a manifesto for modern times--François Busnel, Express
An extraordinary book . . . very powerful--Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
Lydie Salvayre creates a dynamic harmony in a language that elevates grit, heroism and beauty--Jean Birnbaum, Le Monde
The great originality of this novel ... is the blending of the universal and personal experiences of the Spanish Civil War--Sebastian Lapaque, Figaro
Impressive ... an effective account of a hideous time of brutal politics and the desperate compromises many made to make life possible--David Mills, The Sunday Times
A magnificent novel. A brilliantly written family saga and a mesmerising study of memory and historical reconstruction--Fran G. Matute, El Mundo
Lydie Salvayre has written a novel about the Spanish Civil War unlike any other. Her approach gives her story an astonishing power and a unique perspective--Mercedes Monmay, ABC Cultural
Lydie Salvayre orchestrates her story like a true maestro--Jéròme Garcin, BibliObs
Lydie Salvayre has cultivated a resounding anger... Cry, Mother Spain is the novel and the tribute of an impassioned voice--Philippe Lançon, Libération