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Gregorio Casamayor

The Life and Deaths of Ethel Jurado

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Acantilado

February 2011

304 pages

Narrative, Novel

Original Title: La vida y las muertes de Ethel Jurado

“Ethel Jurado had approached the group to beg for help” Marcos Recaj, one of the main characters of the book, reveals. “And we offered her our wholehearted support. Her need for help was so great, her situation so precarious that, without having planned it and perhaps unconsciously, Ethel insinuated herself into our lives, colonising them to such an extreme that, for a time, everything we did and everything we experienced revolved around her personal tragedy and, without our being aware of it, she changed our lives, or at least mine, forever. If we’d been really brave, we’d have limited ourselves to calling the police, as Laura suggested, but we didn’t. We acted out some absurd role of friends, therapists and saviours, without any experience, without knowing what to do, with no notion of the repercussions it could have in our own lives, and that’s how it was”.

Praises

«Rarely have a few voices said so much about and spoken so clearly of another voice that opts for silence».
Qué Leer

«This thrilling page-turner keeps the reader on tenterhooks».
El País

«An astonishingly tense and perfectly structured novel».
Ara

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