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Julia Montejo
Dark Embraces

(Los abrazos oscuros)

Literary Fiction / Upmarket women's fiction

  • Published: 02/06/2016
  • ISBN: 9788426403223
  • 312 pages

This novel takes us to Virginia’s childhood in a northern city, where the houses seem like jails and those who flee always pay a price. Seen from a bit of distance, as she walks through the streets of Madrid, Virginia seems like a woman who’s comfortably settled into a life she chose for herself after years of adventures: now she has Alex, a fabulous husband, two small daughters who adore her, and a career that fills her days. When you get closer though, you can see a strange hunger in her gaze, one that isn’t sated by the typical kisses and caresses. Daniel, a man who hides everything behind tortoise-shell glasses, senses that Virginia’s desires have deep-seated roots, and he knows how to tame them.

About the author

Julia Montejo wrote and directed the film NoTurning Back ‘Sin Retorno, which won more than20 international prizes, including an ALMA (theLatino version of the Oscars). She has publishedEva desnuda, a finalist for the Plaza&Janés Prize,and Violetas para Olivia. She recently sold herfeature-length film script Heart for Auction toTwentieth Century Fox.

Rights sold

  • Italy: HarperCollins