Following the great success that his novel, The Sadness of the Samurai (La Tristesse du Samouraï, Actes Sud, 2012) received in France; Víctor del Árbol returns with this story of pain and vengeance entitled; Respirar por la herida (Le maison des chagris, Actes Sud, 2013).
In Respirar por la herida, del Árbol creates a perfectly warped and complicated plot, that captures the reader like a fly in a spider’s web. Different lives with distinct origins and events that seem completely unrelated from one another are the pieces of this puzzle that will come together little by little when the reader least expects it.
“Human beings know nothing about themselves. We think we know ourselves; in a secure environment we are predictable, but when we are faced with something extraordinary we don’t know how we will react until it occurs. Preconceptions are worthless. It’s not so easy to kill someone and assume the consequences, nobody can guarantee that vengeance will bring you justice or even less peace” Víctor del Árbol
Víctor del Árbol has been translated into ten languages and was awarded in France with the Le Prix Le Point du Polar European 2012 for The sadness of the Samurai, for the best crime novel of the year.
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