After Maria do Ceu's death, her three children, Joana, Rita and Vasco, have to deal with the past of a family they know little about, each in their own way. Maria do Ceu has dedicated herself to the firstborn daughter Rita, born deformed, and really "rebuilt" by her, through a long and painful series of surgeries that were repeated every year, for twenty years, in London. She did it against everyone's opinion, with the tenacity that only a great mother can have. However, Maria's Ceu's husband, Tiago, abandons the tiring family to join another woman, Marta, and devote himself to his political career. The relationship of the children with their father is difficult. They do not forgive him for abandoning the family. And they can't stand his new wife, Marta, who has always tried to keep him away from them. Now, without their mother, they realize for the first time that they have no memories of the past. Why did they remove everything? A novel that delicately addresses the difficulty of family ties and tries to untie the knots.
Thanks to the Prize the book has been translating in English by Sharon Wood and waiting for being published in the Unites States.
Romana Petri /