The Man with No Borders



A Father Comes To Terms With His Mortality And Secrets In A Heartrending Novel Of Family And Forgiveness From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Hundred Foot Journey It Is A Time Of Reckoning For Jos Maria Alvarez, An Aristocratic Spanish Banker Living In A Swiss Village With His American Wife Nearing The End Of A Long And Tumultuous Life, He S Overcome By Hallucinatory Memories Of The Past Among His Most Cherished Memories Are Those Of His Boyhood In S Franco Era Spain And The Bucolic Afternoons He Spent Salmon Fishing On The Sella River With His Father, Uncle, And Much Loved Younger Brother But These Fond Reveries Are Soon Eclipsed By Something Greater Jos S Regrets And Dark Family Secrets Are Flooding Back, As Is The Devastating Tragedy That Drove Jos Into Exile And Makes Him Bear The Burden Of A Soul Deep GuiltNow, As His Three Estranged Sons Return To Their Father S Side, Jos Hopes To Outpace Death Long Enough To Finally Put His House In Order And Exorcise Its Demons Only In His Quest For Redemption Can Jos Begin To Understand The Meaning Of His Life And What His Legacy Has Meant To OthersThe Man with No Borders

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  • Kindle Edition
  • The Man with No Borders
  • Richard C. Morais
  • English
  • 21 February 2018

15 thoughts on “The Man with No Borders

  1. says:

    Private banking has always been and will always be a business of secrets and discretion But we ve now entered a new era of transparency between nations and between private institutions and the public that has caused all of that to change This is an odd place to start a review of a lyrical and moving, character driven novel But at the heart of this book are the secrets that sustain us as individuals and that sustain our businesses and support fortunes, and how they also eat us alive.This isn t just a book about a Spanish banker, Jos Mar a lvarez, who comes to terms with his mortality It s about a man coming to terms with his morality his creed and ethos Is he a good man I think he ism ultimately But the reader would have to be charitable about that He has certainly meant well But he has also gone into partnership with narcotics dealers, weapons dealers and tax evaders and built a legacy so tarnished that none of his sons want much part of it.This is a fun book, it explores big issues of personality and society and there are lush descriptions of Spanish life that evoke Hemingway, including salmon fishing adventures, crave inducing meals this is the author of The 100 Foot Journey, after all and a remarkable cameo by Franco.I was fortunate to read this book in gallows, months ago, and am only reviewing it today, from memory I can attest that it s a book that stays with you and that s rare.

  2. says:

    I rarely give 5 stars I woke up thinking about this book after staying up WAY too late to finish it My mind is still swirling with feelings A powerful visual and emotional story with lots of amorphous visions that disappear when you try to touch them Hard to explain What is true What is memory What remains What matters

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