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Left Bank Books welcomes highly acclaimed author Rupert Thomson who will discuss his new book, Barcelona Dreaming on Facebook Live at 1pm CT on June 3. Thomson will be in conversation with St. Louis bestselling author Scott Phillips. Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order copies of Barcelona Dreaming, from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! About Barcelona Dreaming Set on the eve of the financial crash of 2008, this evocative novel is made up of three stories linked by time and place, and also by the moving, unexpected interactions of a rich cast of characters. Barcelona Dreaming is narrated, in turn, by an English woman who runs a gift shop, an alcoholic jazz pianist, and a translator tormented by unrequited love, all of whose lives will be changed forever. Underpinning the novel, and casting a long shadow, is a crime committed against a young Moroccan immigrant. Exploring themes of addiction, racism, celebrity, immigration, and self-delusion, and fueled by a longing for the unattainable and a nostalgia for what is about to be lost, Barcelona Dreaming is a love letter to one of the world's most beautiful cities and a powerful and poignant fable for our uncertain times. "[A] shimmering triptych...With seamless prose, Thomson affords an intimate glimpse into the three protagonists' hearts and minds...Descriptive flourishes, meanwhile, produce a consistent stream of wonderfully odd details...Thomson gracefully ties together themes of longing, love, and the inequities caused by age and race. The result is memorable and moving." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Thomson] writes with a cleareyed compassion and never forces moments; everything in the novel feels organic. [He] inhabits the voices of his characters perfectly...[a] trip to Barcelona well worth taking...powerful." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "I don't know how Rupert Thomson does it. Each novel he writes is a new vision of a new world; he's the least
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