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The Goldsmith's Secret (2003)

by Elia Barceló

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Imagine that you are a successful but lonely middle aged man, whose heart was broken years ago by the only woman you've ever loved. You are provided one opportunity to meet her again, without knowing if she still lives in the town where you last kissed her, or if she will welcome or reject you. Should you take that chance? If you were given the chance to reinvent your past, would you do it?

The story begins on a snowy December morning in New York, as a goldsmith attempts to write about his memories of youth in 1970s Spain, his past relationship with Celia, and his recent trip to his home town in Spain to attend the funeral of his beloved uncle. As he travels by train to Oneira to pay his last respects, memories of Villasanta, the village that he grew up in and where he met Celia, flood his mind and enliven his heart. He decides to disembark there in order to look for her and to revisit the past.

You can read the rest of my review in issue 14 of Belletrista:
http://www.belletrista.com/2011/Issue14/reviews_14.php ( )
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Elia Barcelóprimary authorall editionscalculated
Eriksson, UlfTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frye, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gerhold, StefanieÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Horst, Dorothea terTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Mr Leonard Cohen,

whose songs have kept me going

throughout my life.

Thank you for the songs!
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4:00 a.m. End of December.
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One snowy night in New York City, a successful but solitary goldsmith reflects on his life, and his unreliable memories intertwine and collide. Returning to the village where he grew up, he hopes with some trepidation that he will encounter Celia, 'the Black Widow', a beautiful and mysterious friend of his mother with whom he had a short and passionate affair when he was a teenager, before she rejected him. But instead he meets a young woman who opens doors onto a strange world, and takes him back in time.… (more)

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