Meet Melchor: On Javier Cercas’s “Even the Darkest Night”

AUGUST 24, 2022 MELCHOR MARÍN, THE HERO of Javier Cercas’s Even the Darkest Nightis obsessed with Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. He first encountered the 19th-century French masterpiece while serving a four-year stint in prison. Its impact cannot be overstated, perhaps because he discovered it in his late teens, that a formative decade when we engage … Read more