El estornudo de la mariposa. Los Garbo contra Hitler

  • Literature
  • New York
  • Tue, April 18, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
El estornudo de la mariposa. Los Garbo contra Hitler

José de Cora presents his historical novel about the Spanish spy Juan Pujol “Garbo” and his wife, in conversation with EFE correspondent Agustín de Gracia.

In 1938 Hitler is already the greatest threat to world peace. The Nazi regime appears before all countries as indestructible. History will confirm that this is not the case, in part thanks to Juan Pujol, better known by his codename: Garbo. In addition to his convictions, Garbo has other virtues, as a special talent for deception, boldness, overflowing imagination and personal charm. In 1940 he made his most important decision: to fight against Nazism. But he won’t do it alone. Araceli González, a beautiful young woman of good family and strong character, becomes his wife and his main support. Thanks to Araceli, Garbo will be known as the spy who deceived Hitler. With a great sense of humor, José de Cora tells us in this novel the unknown history of these two Spaniards who, with courage and determination, made D-Day and the Allied invasion remembered today as a triumph of Freedom over tyranny.

About José de Cora

José de Cora (Lugo, 1951) is journalist and writer. Since 1976 he has written essays in both Spanish and Galician language, such Ideología para un rey (Aguaribay) and Manual del perfecto político (Espasa Calpe). He has also published such novels as Secuestro y fonda de Cela en contamina (Tris-Tram), La verdadera historia del último inquisidor y el maravilloso oráculo de la vida (Edaf) and Pecados manuais (Xerais). In 2014, he published his previous novel, La navaja inglesa (Tropo Editores).


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