THESUNDAY TIMESBESTSELLER THENEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER 'A powerful love story spanning generations. Full of ambition and humanity'Sunday Times 'One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende's long career'New York Times Book Review
Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever changed. Together with his sister-in-law, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile in Chile. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world.