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The impostor / Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne.

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ISBN 9780857056511 (paperback)
9780857056504 (hardback)
Author Cercas, Javier, 1962- author.
Title The impostor / Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne.
Publisher/Date London : A Bill Swainson Book by MacLehose Press, an imprint of Quercus, 2017.
©2017
Pagination etc. 426 pages ; 22 cm
Contents note First published in the Spanish language as El Impostor, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S. A. U., in 2014.
Summary Note Who is Enric Marco? An old man from Barcelona who claims to be a Nazi concentration camp survivor and rises to be president of Spain's leading Holocaust survivor movement, the Friends of Mauthausen. By the time he is unmasked in Austria in 2005 on the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the camp, he has become a civic hero, speaking at hundreds of conferences, granting dozens of interviews, receiving state honours, publishing a successful memoir and even moving Spanish congressmen to tears at a memorial homage to Republicans deported by the Third Reich. The case shocked the world, and Enric Marco was labelled a great imposter to which he responded: "I am an impostor, but not a fraud."
Language note Translated from the Spanish.
Subject - Name Marco, Enric, -- 1921- Fiction
Subject Impostors and imposture -- Spain -- Fiction
Concentration camps -- Fiction
Biographical fiction.
Added Author Wynne, Frank translator.
Shelf Location F CERC
Catalogue Information 777527 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 777527 Top of page .