Barcelona: Seix Barral, Editorial Planeta, 2018. First edition. Paperback. 358p., photos, facsimiles, wrps. New. Item #187551
"Las fiebres de la memoria" is a novel that takes place in 1847, when Charles Choiseul de Praslin, a noble on French king Louis Philip I of Orleans' court, is accused of a crime of passion. At the request of the king himself, De Praslin fakes his suicide and embarks for New York. There he meets Cornelius Vanderbilt, who invites him to go on a trip to Nicaragua. Seduced by the country's tropical vegetation and exotic beauty, he decides to stay. Upon a visit to Matagalpa, his destiny is crossed by a captivating woman, the young widow Margarita Arauz, also known as White Rose. This narrative explores love, mystery, and adventure, providing an intimate look at the challenge of reinventing an identity and taking a second chance.