Carreteras secundarias

Backroads | Anagrama, 1996; Seix Barral, 2011

A teenager and his father travel through Spain in 1974 in a Citroën Shark, their only belonging in their shipwrecked existence.

Their life consists of continuous roaming through desolate coastal developments in the off-season months, the only luxury they can afford. Nevertheless, soon they will have to leave the seaside and this will radically change their lives. At times bitter, at times moving, Carreteras secundarias is also a comic novel whose pages exude a sober lyricism as a son comes to understand his father, and heroism and greatness are revealed in apparently minor characters.