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The City of Mist: Stories

Return to the mythical Barcelona library known as the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in this posthumous collection of stories from the New York Times bestselling author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND and THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS.

Bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón conceived of this collection of stories as an appreciation to the countless readers who joined him on the extraordinary journey that began with THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. Comprising 11 stories, most of them never before published in English, THE CITY OF MIST offers the reader compelling characters, unique situations and a gothic atmosphere reminiscent of his beloved Cemetery of Forgotten Books quartet.

The stories are mysterious, imbued with a sense of menace, and told with the warmth, wit and humor of Zafón's inimitable voice. A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his creative gifts capture the attentions of an aloof young beauty who has stolen his heart. A labyrinth maker flees Constantinople to a plague-ridden Barcelona, with plans for building a library impervious to the destruction of time. A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book like no other, each page of which could prolong the life of the woman he loves. And a brilliant Catalan architect named Antoni Gaudí reluctantly agrees to cross the ocean to New York, a voyage that will determine the fate of an unfinished masterpiece.

Imaginative and beguiling, these and other stories in THE CITY OF MIST summon up the mesmerizing magic of their brilliant creator and invite us to come dream along with him.

Audiobook available, read by Daniel Weyman

The City of Mist: Stories
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  • Publication Date: November 23, 2021
  • Genres: Fiction, Short Stories
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN-10: ‎0063118092
  • ISBN-13: 9780063118096