Literary Category: contemporary fiction
Premio Nacional de Bolivia
Banished from her own home and deprived of seeing her son, Lea, a Bolivian immigrant in Toulouse, is forced to go on a “desert crossing”. Upon returning to her country, the ghosts of her dark family past resurface, seriously threatening the protagonist's mental health. Thus begins this novel that from the first moment enwraps us like a spider's web. From the outset, the reader is trapped in a plot of suspense that reveals with shocking naturalness the cultural clash between two countries as different as Bolivia and France. A surprisingly original and mysterious novel that has made Guillermo Ruiz Plaza one of the most unique voices in the new Latin American narrative.