Les terres promeses

The Promised Land | Edicions 62, 2010

» Sant Joan Novel Award 2010

Robert Miranda is a Barcelona native who makes his living laundering money. When preparing to make his final delivery and retire, a hurricane disrupts air traffic and Robert is caught, along with other passengers, at the airport in Cayo Tendido, a small island in the Cuban archipelago.During the long hours of waiting, Lucia, an old woman of Cuban descent, explains the events that occurred on that same island over the last week of 1958, when Fidel Castro was about to enter Havana.

At that time arrived a mysterious young man, armed and in uniform. It was the younger brother of the Castros, a prominent Wall Street economist and professor at Harvard, which had received an important commission from the revolutionaries. In the quiet of that island, Santiago Castro began to become aware of other causes and other dreams, and had to face a profound dilemma.

Les terres promeses is a claim of the right to change, to evolve. A moral and humane novel that reminds us that the real promised land can only be find in that intimate territory close to the values and personal history in each of us.