After the death of her aunt, Madelaine finds herself forced to return to her relatives. The Durangos are the most important family in the village, they own most of the land and the most prosperous businesses, but also suffer from a long history of misfortune and malicious gossip. To Madelaine, the return will mean facing her other aunt, Clara and her own past. It is a murky past filled with too many unresolved questions: what happened to her grandmother Olivia, who was wiped from the family history? Why did her mother disappear without saying goodbye? And what was her mother’s real relationship with her aunts?
Three generations of an extraordinary family set apart by their surname. A line of unique, exceptional women. An unrepeatable bond. A doomed love affair. A captivating story.
An unconventional plot, mysterious atmosphere, and surprising ending dominated by powerful female characters. Perfectly drawn thoughts, feelings and personalities. A complete narrative technique. An easy to read, rewarding story.
A story about how the past can come to dominate our lives. A novel with numerous different angles and a dizzying pace that fuses themes and epochs in an original tale of love, mapping out the various different lives of a series of fascinating women.