Everything stars with a cell. One of Álvaro’s cells transforms, mutates, is re-programmed, and refuses to die. Soon there are more of them, they rebel against his organism, reproduce, form masses, lumps. With them come symptoms and with the symptoms, the diagnosis. But Álvaro doesn’t hear it alone, because with him is his daughter, Gabriela. She will be the one to tell the story of those days, this story about a family that faces a ferocious destiny and the rage and desolation of a future that becomes a threat.
Gabriela writes here a poetic testimony, an admission of how unprepared we are to take care of those who cared for us. The story of a daughter who begins to sense there exists an unimagined world. A world without a father.
The story of a daughter who begins to sense that there exists an unimagined world. A world without a father.
A new voice joins the literary tradition looking at the loss of parents, the need to get up and keep going, the need to push ahead when it seems impossible. A novel to learn to say goodbye, which we will never know how to do, and also a book to learn how to emerge from this leavetaking and reconcile with the future.