Cathedrals

Claudia Piñeiro

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 2020. 336 PAGES.

"A truth denied hurts until the very last."

Thirty years ago, in an empty plot of a quiet neighborhood, a teenage girl's body was found quartered and burned. The investigation ended with no arrests and her family - middle class, educated, mannered and catholic - disintegrated in silence. Three decades later, the hidden truth comes to light thanks to the father's ongoing love for the victim.
That truth will reveal the raw realities lurking behind appearances, the cruelty of those who prioritize obedience and religious fanaticism, the complicity of the fearful and the indifferent and the loneliness and desperation of those who seek to follow their own path, ignoring the dictates of their elders.
Just as she did with Las viudas de los Jueves (The Thursday Widows), Elena sabe (Elena knows) and Una suerte pequeña (A Stroke of Luck), Claudia Piñeiro masterfully delves into family ties, social prejudice and the ideologies and institutions that affect our inner worlds to deliver a brave, moving novel that strikes at the heart of these private dramas.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish ALFAGUARA

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