Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List
Toggle side nav
Ordesa by Manuel Vilas


Best Seller
Ordesa by Manuel Vilas
Hardcover $28.00
Dec 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780593084045

Also available from:

See All Formats (2) +
  • Dec 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780593084045

    Also available from:

  • Dec 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780593084069

    Available from:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from Ordesa

Product Details


Ordesa is a poet’s novel, or maybe a novelist’s prose poem. It’s both things at once, and also the saddest and most candid autobiography I’ve read in recent times. I’ve been through this book twice and I still don’t know how Vilas does it. I know, however, that this book is a gift, and maybe that’s enough.”  – Juan Gabriel Vásquez, author of The Shape of the Ruins

“[Ordesa] is the album, the archive, the memory without lies or consolation…What’s left in the end is the clean emotion of truth and the distress of everything lost.”  - Antonio Muñoz Molina, author of Like a Fading Shadow                                               

“A book full of compassion towards the underdogs of history, the everyday men. An extraordinary book.”  – El País (Spain) 

“Vibrant…[Ordesa] hums with magnetic and lively scenes. This is an indelible portrait of a man facing the costs of a life dedicated to remembrance.” - Publishers Weekly

“The narrator takes readers on a journey both nostalgic and melancholic, moving from his ancestors to the present as he alternates between events and introspective musings.” – Library Journal, Starred Review

Back to Top