The Time of the Doves (Paperback)
The Time of the Doves - by Mercè Rodoreda - is the powerfully written story of a naïve shop-tender during the Spanish Civil War and beyond, is a rare and moving portrait of a simple soul confronting and surviving a convulsive period in history. The book has been widely translated, and was made into a film.
About the Author
Mercè Rodoreda is the author of My Christina & Other Stories and Camellia Street-both are available from Graywolf Press.
“The most beautiful novel published in Spain since the Civil War.” —Gabriel García Márquez
“Mercè Rodoreda is the writer I cannot stop talking about.” —Alberto Ríos
“[I] read [The Time of the Doves] cover to cover all in one afternoon. When I was finished, I felt as foolish as Balboa discovering the powerful Pacific.” —Sandra Cisneros, from her Foreword to Camilla Street
Illegal is a poignantly moving story with a rich cast of characters, deeply relevant storylines, and rich with the deepest human kindness and endurance. Not without touches of levity and joy, but emotionally impactful where its important, we follow a young boy on his search for his brother, trying desperately to keep his family together when it seems the world is set on tearing him and his siblings apart in the search for a better life. Heartbreaking and hopeful, this story about the journey of an illegal immigrant hits fast and hard, with severe social importance at this time in our world. - Isabel