The Color of A Dog Running Away

The Color of A Dog Running Away

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Lucas, a musician and translator living in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, comes home one day to find a cryptic invitation to a local art gallery slipped under his door. When he appears at the appointed time, he sets in motion a series of improbable, seemingly interconnected events that disrupt his previously passive existence. He meets the alluring Nuria and they begin an intense love affair. He is approached by a band of Barcelona’s mythic roof dwellers and has a run-in with a fire-eating prophet. But when he and Nuria are kidnapped by a religious cult with roots stretching back to the thirteenth century, Lucas realizes that his life is spinning out of control.

The cult’s megalomaniac leader, Ponteuf, maintains that Nuria and Lucas are essential to his plan to revive the religion. While Nuria is surprisingly open to Ponteuf and his theories, Lucas is outraged and makes his escape. Back in Barcelona, Lucas wanders the streets in a drug-and-alcohol-induced haze, pining for Nuria and struggling to make sense of what happened to him. He recounts his improbable adventures to his friends, who are wholly entertained by the story and deeply doubtful of its truth, a skepticism that is exacerbated by Lucas’s tendency to use the third person and flaunt different narrative styles.

A love story, tale of adventure, historical thriller, and evocative tour of Barcelona, THE COLOR OF A DOG RUNNING AWAY is a dazzling blend of the surreal and the ordinary, a novel that beguiles and disturbs in equal measure.

Baker & Taylor
A cryptic invitation to a local art gallery draws Lucas, a musician and translator living in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, into a series of strange adventures and mysterious encounters as he embarks on a passionate love affair with the alluring Nuria and is kidnapped by a religious cult that believes that he and Nuria are reincarnations of members of the extinct Cathar sect. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Lucas, a musician and translator living in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, finds his life turned upside down when he and his girlfriend Nuria are kidnapped by a religious cult that believes that the lovers are reincarnations of members of the extinct Cathar sect.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2005
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9780385518550
0385518552
Branch Call Number: FIC GWY
Characteristics: viii, 305 p. :,map ;,25 cm.

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