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La Catedral Del Mar Ildefonso Falcones

La Catedral Del Mar

Ildefonso Falcones

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Cathedral of the Sea follows the fortunes of the Estanyol family, from their peasant roots to a son, Arnau, who flees the land only to realize spectacular wealth and devastating problems.During Arnaus lifetime Barcelona becomes a city of light andMoreCathedral of the Sea follows the fortunes of the Estanyol family, from their peasant roots to a son, Arnau, who flees the land only to realize spectacular wealth and devastating problems.During Arnaus lifetime Barcelona becomes a city of light and darkness, dominated by the construction of the citys great pride -- the cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar -- and by its shame, the deadly Inquisition.As a young man, Arnau joins the powerful guild of stone-workers and helps to build the church with his own hands, while his best friend and adopted brother Joan studies to become a priest.When Arnau, who secretly loves a forbidden Jewish woman named Mar, is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved Cathedral of the Sea is finally completed?