Law of Return

Law of Return

Rebecca Pawel


Praise for Rebecca Pawel:

"The speedy aftermath of the Spanish Civil warfare offers the awful surroundings for Pawel's stirring first novel. . . . Unsparing in her depiction of the informal brutalities spawned by way of conflict, but in addition deals facts of the ability of little civilities and kindnesses in a unique that simply transcends the formulaic crime tale . . . should still get a few severe literary attention."-Publishers Weekly, starred

"Absolutely riveting . . . Rebecca Pawel's first act of bizarre braveness is to make her major personality none of the romantic Republicans of people tune and Hemingway tale yet an officer in their much-hated enemy, the scary Guardia Civil."-Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

Carlos Tejada, newly promoted to the rank of lieutenant within the Guardia Civil, has been transferred to Salamanca, the town the place he studied ahead of the Civil battle. His new police tasks comprise tracking parolees, former professors who have been fired for protesting a Franco decree.

Elena Fernandez, having misplaced her task as a result of her political sympathies, has again domestic to Salamanca from Madrid the place she and Lieutenant Tejada had first been romantically concerned. Her father, one of many parolees, used to be a amazing professor of Classics. He has simply obtained a letter from a Jewish pal, Professor Joseph Meyer, begging for support to move into Spain from France prior to he's forcibly repatriated to Germany.

Professor Fernandez can't violate his parole through touring to the border city of San Sebastian, so Elena is going in his stead. Tejada, tracing a lacking parolee, reveals himself in San Sebastian, too. There Elena and Tejada's paths fatefully move again.

Rebecca Pawel lives in manhattan urban and teaches at a Brooklyn excessive school.

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