The Time of the Flies

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 2022, 408 PAGES

«Plenty of women have been betrayed by men, but not nearly so many have been scorned by both their mother and daughter.»

Inés is released from prison fifteen years after murdering Charo, her ex-husband's lover. Her life has changed, and so has society: feminism is on the rise, same-sex marriage and abortion have been legalized and inclusive language is ever more popular. Inés was a traditional housewife but motherhood wasn't a happy experience for her and she realizes that she needs to be practical and adapt to her new situation. As hard as that might be.
She joins the only friend she made in prison, La Manca, and together they start a business with two facets: she becomes an exterminator while her partner sets up as a private detective. Like a Buenos Aires Thelma and Louise, Inés and La Manca are forced to navigate a series of challenges in a society that is new to them both. To do so, they will have to reinvent themselves.
One day, one of Inés's customers, Mrs Bonar, suggests an unsettling exchange: one that seems inspired by the murky past and destined to go dangerously awry. But it might also be life-changing.
The Time of the Flies is the new, eagerly awaited novel by Claudia Piñeiro, who returns to the character of Inés, the memorable protagonist of Tuya, in a story of courage and friendship that also provides a vivid portrait of contemporary society.

 

 

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish worldwide ALFAGUARA

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