La distancia

The Distance | Malpaso, 2018

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La distancia tells of the physical and emotional journey embarked on by a broken man looking for his former lover, a Moroccan woman whose life is in danger. Tamar has resigned herself to a violent husband with links to the Majzen, the menacing power lurking in the shadows of Moroccan society. Emilio lives a solitary, humdrum existence until the past suddenly resurfaces and offers the shimmering hope of a more rewarding future. Their meeting will unleash an inexorable flood of upheaval.

With his usual blend of tenderness, irony and literary dexterity, Pablo Aranda plunges us into a tale that is the perfect combination of thriller and journey of emotional discovery. We are captivated from the outset.