Alcohol de quemar

Tropo, octubre 2014

(Methylated Spirits)  Adrián’s parents, his grandmother and his sister all perished in a fire started by two drunken youths. He was a child back then. Now, thirteen years later, he longs to find out what happened next, how the culprits fared behind bars and what has become of them since, whether they feel remorse or have managed to forget the tragic events they brought about. Adrian finds his curiosity further piqued when his friend Fernando tells him a similar story, one that took place many years previously in California, albeit one with a very different outcome at court.
Based on real events, Alcohol de quemar is a novel about justice, humiliation and bearing a grudge, about the fine line between revenge and forgetting, about the weight of the past and the pain passed down from generation to generation, but also the thrilling story of the search for identity, looking back, affection and love.

A mediation on the burdens we bear, resentment and revenge.