A mother kills her twins. Another woman, the narrator and protagonist of this story, is about to give birth. She is a writer and realises that she knows the perpetrator of the infanticide. Her obsession is triggered. She takes a leave of absence, not to breed, but to create. To investigate and write about the hidden truth behind the crime.
This is a book halfway between a thriller and a journalistic chronicle. A book about the primal guilt that comes with becoming a mother. Katixa Agirre also reflects on the relationship between motherhood and creation in dialogue with authors such as Sylvia Plath and Doris Lessing.
The result is an unprecedented, disturbing, and original book, in which the author does not offer answers but rather contradictions.
Fascinating. Addictive. It dares to name things that I have thought but I have never dare to say.
- Emma Suárez
(2 Goya® Awards winner).
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