Barcelona: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, 2023. First Edition. Paperback. 211p., wrps. New. Item #82525
Belén is sixteen years old and lives in a crazy house. Her father, now very old and in a wheelchair, insists on starting to organize the enormous inheritance that belongs to him. Her brother seems to know things that everyone hides from her. We don't even talk about her mother: barely a phone call with poor reception and not a visit from her since, when the brothers were little, she suffered an episode that ended in hospitalization. And Belén wants everything to be normal and follow the advice that she has heard since she was a child: «Sangre de horchata, darling. Whatever happens, you have to be cold-blooded." With the rhythm of comedy and the breath of drama, Luisa Castro weaves a great novel about the breakup of a family and about what we will never know about others: what happens behind closed doors.