Lucía Etxebarria

God Has No Free Time
(Dios no tiene tiempo libre)

Commercial Fiction

Publish date: 04-09-2015


ISBN: 9788483653210

Elena is a fifty-something woman who’s dying of leukemia. Her cousin Alexia manages to hire her ex-boyfriend, an out-of-work actor named David Arias, to spend a few days in the hospital keeping her company. Elena and David reminisce about various aspects of their past: their relationship, their failed marriages and the opportunities life is still offering them now, in their fifties. But sometimes we prefer to look back on a less painful version of the past and we end up sugarcoating things. And sometimes, when the past comes back, it almost seems like the future. No one in this novel is who they are pretending to be.

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