As his father’s second-born son, Josep Alvarez will not inherit his family’s land in the tiny grape-growing village of Santa Eulália. In love but unable to support a wife, he is caught up in the meatgrinder of the Carlist War. How he survives a bloody political intrigue and evolves into a maker of fine wines becomes a story that Noah Gordon has described as his love letter to Spain.
“Conciseness is Gordon’s greatest skill. He unfolds a plot branching out far, until a panoramic view of a world past emerges—as vivid as the great realistical novels of the 19th century.”
“So suspenseful that you cannot put it down.”