The Island of Last Truth (Paperback)

The Island of Last Truth By Flavia Company, Laura Mcgloughlin (Translated by) Cover Image

The Island of Last Truth (Paperback)

By Flavia Company, Laura Mcgloughlin (Translated by)


Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
“I don’t remember who introduced me to Dr. Prendel. However, I do know that it was at the home of Martin Fleming, the psychiatrist, during a get-together of the faculty professors to celebrate his promotion from Assistant Dean to Dean, and I was immediately captivated by his reserved, taciturn attitude and the indifference with which he looked around him, as if he knew exactly what would happen and what would be said…”


 Legend has is that Dr. Matthew Prendel, an expert sailor, had been shipwrecked years before the action in The Island of Last Truth opens in contemporary New York. His boat was attacked by pirates. He survived thanks to an incredible stroke of luck, while his entire crew perished, but then found himself emrboiled in a ferocious fight for survival between two castaways on a desert island. There, too, he was lucky and came out the victor.

But perhaps luck played no part in it. Perhaps something darker was at work and at stake. The only sure thing is that Matthew Prendel disappeared for five whole years. he has been back in New York now for a couple of years. That's what they say at least/ Though one should never rely entirely on hearsay.

The Island of Last Truth is part adventure story, part noir, and part mystery, one that, like many novels belonging to the adventure genre, doesn't shy away from incisive observations about the nature of human relations.  

Flavia Company was born in Buenos Aires in 1963 and has lived in Barcelona since the 1973. She is the author of twelve novels. Her fiction has been translated and published in more than six languages. She teaches writing at the Ateneo Barcelonés.

Laura McGloughlin's translations from Spanish and Catalan include Stone in a Landslide by Maria Barbal. She lives in London.

Product Details ISBN: 9781609450816
ISBN-10: 1609450817
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Pages: 144
Language: English