Paris | Anagrama, 1999

» XVII Herralde of Novel Prize

París depicts a man’s journey through the labyrinth of his memories, a search for his origins that will uncover an old family secret and turn his world upside down.

There is nothing that can alter our past. Everything we have never done or said remains in that dark, secret part of our memory which is inhabited by ghosts, both real and imaginary. Faced with a much too shady past, the young protagonist of Paris tries to make his way through the secrets and half truths of his parents. The only solace, he will finally realize, is to understand that old wounds, like curses, are rarely soothed by the passing of time.