Hey, I am back after a month. Today I give you the review of the fountain of silence. This book is one of my favourite will I read it again, yes.
A portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship.
Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography–and fate–introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War–as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel’s photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.
Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more.
Recently I read the fountain of silence, did I love the book yess, and because of that it took me a lot of time to write this review. The story deals with so many aspects of Spain’s history, which I hadn’t known about. I went into the book thinking it will be a story of two people falling in love and done. But it was so much more than that. The story tells us about the rule which was going on and the struggle for freedom and a storyline about the adoption scenarios while that struggle. We saw a different perspective from the characters like Ana and Daniel who are also the main characters.
Ana and Daniel might be the main characters of this story but Puri was the one who stole the story for me. The inner struggle with finding the truth and her difficulties she was facing was portrayed so well. I won’t go much into the other characters because of spoilers.
*Thank you to the author, publisher and WriteReads for giving me the e-arc of the book in the exchange of an honest review.Also thank you for letting me be part of this tour.
That is it for today everyone, I will see you all soon. Take care. Also till then do read this book!!!!