Isaac is the keeper of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, as well as Nuria’s father. He’s grouchy and affectionate towards Daniel, but his estranged relationship with his daughter is one of many strained parent-child relationships in the novel, and a reminder of the importance of valuing and accepting one’s own family.
Isaac Monfort Character Timeline in The Shadow of the Wind
The timeline below shows where the character Isaac Monfort appears in The Shadow of the Wind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books
...streets. Stopping at a large, forbidding door, Mr. Sempere knocks until a small man named Isaac answers. Mr. Sempere introduces Daniel as his son and the future inheritor of his bookshop. (full context)
An Empty Plate: Chapter 9
An Empty Plate: Chapter 10
...close to his family Carax might have visited Nuria when he returned to Barcelona, but Isaac says he wouldn’t know. Because Nuria won’t say much about her friendship with Carax, he... (full context)
City of Shadows: Chapter 20
...Carax when she was working for Cabestany’s publishing house in Paris. She says that although Isaac has probably said she chased Carax “like a bitch in heat,” they were just friends,... (full context)
City of Shadows: Chapter 21
City of Shadows: Chapter 43