Tony Cienfuegos and Estela Valiente are very close friends. They both share a passion for books and literature and set out on their careers as bohemian writers in the 1960s with the same degree of ambition. It will be Estela, though, the one to achieve universal acclaim with her lone novel Behind Closed Doors, which will bring her close to winning the Nobel Prize and make her a living legend of Spanish letters.
Many years later, the young and ambitious journalist Maya Millás decides to write the definitive biography about Estela and wants to shed light on the many obscure points of her biography: why did she retire when she was at the peak of her glory? Would it be true that she had written only just one novel? What was the cause of her estrangement from her intimate friend Tony Cienfuegos?
With an irresistible combination of humour and sensibility The Redbrick House is an enjoyable and captivating read full of charm, tenderness and emotion.
Hermes (Bulgaria), Thiele (Germany).