Las campanas gemelas / The Bell in the Lake

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Las campanas gemelas / The Bell in the Lake by Myttin, Glars, 9788420435756
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  • ISBN: 9788420435756 | 8420435759
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/18/2020

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«El noruego Lars Mytting va camino de convertirse en una estrella internacional,al estilo de su paisano Karl Ove Knausgård.»Matías Néspolo, El Mundo

Una novela histórica rompedora sobre cómo el pasado puede influir inesperadamente en el presente.

El tañido de las Campanas Gemelas de Butangen atraviesa su pequeño valle desde hace siglos como una atronadora señal de peligro. Estas campanas fueron forjadas según un molde hecho en recuerdo de las siamesas Halfrid y Gunhild Hekne. Todo lo que rodea su misteriosa historia, su sonido y el recuerdo de las hermanas parece cargado de la ominosa predicción de lo que está por venir.

Cuando en 1879 se instala en el pueblo un sacerdote recién graduado y a él le sigue el extraño enviado de una universidad alemana, la cual ha adquirido el conjunto de la iglesia, que va a ser desmontada, parece ser que, por fin, ese futuro llega a Butangen. Las Campanas Gemelas es una historia exuberante, casi palpable, sobre cómo las nuevas ideas se enfrentan a la memoria, la tradición y la leyenda y sobre el desgarrador deseo de entregarse a los tiempos modernos.

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The engrossing epic novel—a #1 bestseller in Norway—of a young woman whose fate plays out against her village’s mystical church bells.
 
As long as people could remember, the stave church’s bells had rung over the isolated village of Butangen, Norway. Cast in memory of conjoined twins, the bells are said to ring on their own in times of danger. In 1879, young pastor Kai Schweigaard moves to the village, where young Astrid Hekne yearns for a modern life. She sees a way out on the arm of the new pastor, who needs a tie to the community to cull favor for his plan for the old stave church, with its pagan deity effigies and supernatural bells. When the pastor makes a deal that brings an outsider, a sophisticated German architect, into their world, the village and Astrid are caught between past and future, as dark forces come into play.
 
Lars Mytting, bestselling author of Norwegian Wood, brings his deep knowledge of history, carpentry, fishing, and stave churches to this compelling historical novel, an international bestseller sold in 12 countries. With its broad-canvas narrative about the intersection of religion, superstition, and duty, The Bell in the Lake is an irresistible story of ancient times and modern challenges, by a powerful international voice.

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