A novel about second chances, unconditional love, and the dreams that move us.
Ibiza, 1999. Maria and her children, Àngel and Alba, five and seven years old, arrive at the beach on a pleasant September afternoon after hearing that Maria’s husband Salvador’s flight has been delayed and that he’ll be back on the last plane that evening. What will happen on that little stretch of shore will change everything forever.
This is the incredible story of Salvador Martí, the son who will have to fight against destiny when he receives a poisoned inheritance from his father; the boy who, disgusted with the world, will eventually find refuge in books; the poet who will look for his reflection in the words of women and men who came before him and knew how to write their stories with truth and beauty.
This journey Salvador will experience through three characters he meets on both sides of the mirror is a hymn to life that blurs the borders between reality and imagination, between obsessions and dreams, between good and evil, between God and the devil. The protagonist will see the line between life and death obscured, like two sides of the same coin.
Ramon Llull Prize 2021