When Oscar Amalfitano begins an impulsive affair with one of his students at the University of Barcelona, he has no idea where it will lead.
More than his turbulent revolutionary past, or the death of his beautiful wife, the scandalous exposure of this relationship will change him for ever.
Forced to flee with his seventeen-year-old daughter, Amalfitano finds himself in Santa Teresa, a sprawling town on the US-Mexico border.
Haunted by dark tales of murdered women, this mythical place is populated by mysterious characters.
We meet Castillo, who makes his living selling his forgeries of Larry Rivers paintings to wealthy Texans; Pancho Monje, a son born of six generations of foundlings; and Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work has been important to Amalfitano for some time, but whose return to prominence is just beginning.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 16/01/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781447233305