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by Loriga, Ray

Premio Alfaguara de novela de 2017

"Those who can tell a story will always have company."

A refugee family is forced to abandon their house and land. Seeking shelter and the promise of a safe future in a crystal city. On their way they cross a landscape devastated by war. However, life without suffering and uncertainty is not a triumph, but surrender.

In this tale Ray Loriga explores the dignity of rebelliousness. To claim one's own misery, to distrust happiness, to admire a victory from afar: herein roots our human condition. If it doesn't hurt it isn't life.

Deutsch von Alexander Dobler
[HC Culturbooks 09/2022]

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[...! En estas páginas gasta una voz personalísima, muy próxima a Rulfo, que avanza como una novela de Ballard y en la que se nos habla de la manipulación colectiva y de la autodelación voluntaria. ... (Angeles López)

Review: La razón

[...] Loriga ha conseguido algo difícil: hacer un libro sencillo, fácil (y transparente), cuyas lecturas no se agotan en una tesis ideológica (ni en una reseña). -- Carlos Pardo, Babelia

Review: El País

Ray Loriga is a fascinating crossing between Marguerite Duras and Jim Thompson. -- Pedro Almodóvar

Quote: Blurb

[...]With an allegorical tone, Spanish writer Loriga presents a spare novel that yields harsh realizations and a deeply felt perception of humanity. -- Booklist

Review: Booklist

[Surrender's] climax packs abundant weight this novel has plenty of power. -- Kirkus Reviews

Review: Kirkus Reviews

US English : Houghton Miffllin Harcourt;

Foreign licence: Client

[...] Loriga's chilling portent of the future will undoubtedly resonate with readers concerned about the erosion of privacy. This memorable page-turner will appeal to fans of Brave New World. -- Publisher's Weekly

Review: Publishers Weekly

Arabic: Masaa Publishing & Distribution; Turkish: Kiraathane Basin Yayin Organizasyon; Serbian: Booka;

Foreign licence: Client

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