Through an explosion of characters and events that blend together in a highly personal global habitat,War Trilogyoccurs in a diverse interface of spaces and times, from the Galician island of SanSimón–one of the harshest concentration camps during the Spanish Civil War– to the subways of New York, the magic ofMonetvideo, the cemeteries of Shanghai, now inhabited by the poor, or the beaches of Normandy where the presence of the deadfromtheinvasionreverberates.This novel asks: What will happen when the light of the dead stars reaches us and fuses with the light of the living, what color is the spectrum of that new world, what forests and what cities grow there, who are its inhabitants and what are its laws, its dreams, itsaspirations?
War Trilogy is a novel of literary import, ambitious and graceful, shot through with a subtle poetic intensity and an unflagging style that flows along naturally. Its pages narrate three stories intertwined with different wars, with interwoven elements that establish surprising points of contact.
War Trilogy narrates a universe so singular and yet so close to us that it seems as if we were being spoken to by anthropologists of the back rooms of our everyday lives.
Fitzcarraldo (UK), FSG (USA).