His revulsion at the franco regime and the complicity of the catholic church intertwines with montses memories as her story builds to its devastating conclusion powerful and deeply personal cry mother spain unites two different experiences of one horrific conflict making up a complex tapestry of love faith and revolution genre historical. Cry mother spain book read 88 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers in the summer of 1936 montse is fifteen years old and her countr. Aged fifteen as francos forces begin their murderous purges and cities across spain rise up against the old order montse has never heard the word fascista before in any case the villagers say facha the ch is a real spanish ch by the way with a real spit montse lives in a small village high in the hills where few people can read or write and fewer still ever leave. Cry mother spain lydie salvayre translated from the french by ben faccini 2018 longlist a powerful account of the early days of the spanish civil war seen through the eyes of a young girl. Cry mother spain is a wonderful novel it recreates the period of the civil war in both the particular and the general it does not stint on detailing the cruelty and violence which accompanied it but at the same time it reveals the idealism and passion
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