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Por encima de la lluvia

Árbol, Víctor del

Por encima de la lluvia

Year: 2017
Editorial: Destino
Language: Español, Catalán
ISBN: 978-84-233-5265-4
Format: Paperback with flaps
Pages: 580
Synopsis: Miguel and Helena meet in a nursing home in Tarifa, at an age in which they believe that they already lived everything. Miguel is afraid to fly. Helena is terrified of the sea. Both have adult children and feel that they have relegated them to an almost ornamental existence. The dramatic suicide of a fellow resident opens their eyes. They don’t want their last days to be spent remembering and yearning for supposed better times.  And together they will decide to set out on the trip of their lives, in which they will discover that nothing is final as long there are still dreams to chase.

Meanwhile, in the faraway Swedish city of Mälmo, the young Yasmina, daughter of Moroccan immigrants who dreams of being a singer, lives trapped between the control of her authoritative grandfather Abdul and the disdain of her mother, for whom Yasmina is an embarassment because she works for a Swede with a murky past. And she manages a secret romance with the deputy superintendent of the Swedish Police, an older and important man.

These three characters draw a story about the feeling of love and about extraordinary people that can end up becoming common people.

Past, present and future mix together in this journey from Tangier in 1955 to Mälmo in 2014, a metaphor for a much more important journey: that of always living intensely. 

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