The book Jamás sin ti tells how in the Spain of 1953, in a small village in Ciudad Real, in broad daylight, a double murder has been committed and nobody knows how it happened. The whole region is turned upside down and the Guardia Civil, eager to fill the dungeons, is looking for the murderer. Some hide out of fear, others out of ungovernable passion, others out of shame and others out of all three.
Ramiro and Manuela are the victims. He, a twenty-five year old boy, and she, a twenty-one year old girl, who, although they had nothing to do directly with each other because of the difference in social classes, had formed a suspiciously good friendship and went to die on the same day.
Beata and Angustias, two procuresses who are already combing their grey hair with pride and dignity, hooligans, cynical and daring, are in charge of narrating everything that has happened, what is happening and will happen in the village while they eat and drink, above all drink, while they watch over the ‘little death’ in the name of God our Father, our Lord, amen.
Survival? secret passion? who subjugates whom? to what extent would you risk your life to satisfy the most basic instincts? is it worth living dead in life or dying in time with latent passion? A romantic tragicomedy that shows the nooks and crannies of the purest and also the darkest hearts in a Spain where the most corrosive dictatorship is ‘appearance’.
The author, Isabel Serrano, is a Spanish actress and writer with a professional career spanning more than 30 years. Serrano has worked as an actress all over the world with acclaimed actors and directors such as John Malkovich, Alex de la Iglesia, Alejandro Amenábar, Daniel Börh or Pastor Vega, among many others. As a writer, she is the author of Cariño, ya que estás de pie…
Publisher: ERIDE EDICIONES
Binding: Soft cover
RPP: 10 euros