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El abismo del olvido
[The Abyss of Oblivion]

Paco Roca, Rodrigo Terrasa

Rights sold in Brazil, Poland, Italy, United States
  • Pages: 296
  • Color: Colour
  • Cover: Hardback
  • Size: 24 x 17 cm.
  • Edition number: 3
  • ISBN: 978-84-19670-22-9
  • EAN: 9788419670229
  • Published: 2023
  • Collection: Sillón Orejero

A devastating document on historical memory and repression in Franco’s Spain

El abismo del olvido [The Abyss of Oblivion] journeys into the past to recover the true story of Leoncio Badía —a young Republican forced to work as a gravedigger who for years secretly left behind clues to help locate and identify individuals who were executed and buried in mass graves— and of José Celda, executed by firing squad by the Francoist regime and buried in a mass grave, one of the tens of thousands of Spaniards who were savagely retaliated against after the end of the conflict in Spain. El abismo del olvido [The Abyss of Oblivion] also follows the story of Pepica Celda, daughter of José, in present-day Spain amidst her own labyrinth, unraveling the ruins of a country obsessed with discounting its memory.