Two sisters, Irene and Ana Elisa, confront a complex destiny that will take them on parallel paths in a prosperous and innocent country, ravaged by a history of dictatorships. At the beginning of the 1940s, Ana Elisa dreams of leaving her mark on history by building a house that will make her live forever. Due to that, she must convince an architect to come from the other side of the world to create a symbol of a love that is desperate to survive amidst the wretchedness and fear of a cruel time. Among all the grandiose and human characters that populate this dramatic chronicle, the Villa Diamante emerges as a monument to the mysterious and the impenetrable; a symbol of life.
Premio Planeta 2007 Runner-up
Boris Izaguirre confirms his status as an exceptional author with this novel, which brings an entire historical age to life with his inimitable style.
Presses de la Cité (France), Planeta Brasil (Brazil).