Lima: Alfaguara, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (Narrativa hispánica), 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 361p., wrps. New. Item #67224
"Mi madre soñaba en francés" is a novel centering around Juan, who is driven to learn languages as an emotional escape that allows him to deal with everything that explodes in his face: his complex relationship with his mother; his obsession with the sentimental entanglements of his cousin; and the absence of his father, a black hole that dyes the landscape with darkness. This narrative is built under the noblest artistic ideal: the faith that language can transform reality.