One of Spain's most prolific authors, award-winning novelist Juan Eslava Galan creates a mesmerizing portrait of the Spanish Civil War inThe Mule.Hailed byKirkus Reviewsas a book that "echoes both Hemingway and Heller," this provocative, critically acclaimed work introduces us to Juan Castro Perez, a mule driver caught in the maelstrom of Franco's revolution. His closest companion on the journey is Valentina, a stray mule who leads him to a state of surprising celebrity. Being dubbed a hero of the people brings about changes in his friendships, his career, and even his sex life. Combining a comedy of errors with an intricate exploration of gritty frontline reality, Galan has produced a magnificent ode to the absurdities of war. The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Juan Eslava Galan'sThe Mule.We hope they will enrich your experience of this spectacular novel.Galan, Juan Eslava is the author of 'The Mule', published 2008 under ISBN 9780553385083 and ISBN 0553385089.