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"between snakes and strangers" opens with the abrupt, sudden, surprising death of the narrator's father. This tragic event marks the life of the protagonist, an extremely sensitive teenage boy, prone to illness, excessively spoiled by his mother and constantly overwhelmed by the world around him.
Injustice, magic, war and love... In an imaginary kingdom in a distant age, the wicked king Lombar Natoque has managed to spread terror throughout the entire country. His ambition knows no limits. Nothing escapes his control. Magic is forbidden and the people live in fear. A young shoemaker by the name of Niclai Estanebrage will be the leader of the rebellion.
Valeria Falcón is an actress with something of a reputation who visits Ana Urrutia, a has-been, every Thursday. Urrutia suffers Diogenes syndrome and does not have a penny to her name. Her decline overlaps with the emergence of Natalia de Miguel, a young aspiring actress who catches the eye of the cynical Lorenzo Lucas, the alter ego of Addison DeWitt.
1963: A lawyer is found dead in a hotel room in Granada, in the grey year of the flood, when, for the police, suicides will have the monopoly in death by violence. If the reality were less real than cinematic, one would talk of the case of the bachelor suicides.
Professor Ueno buys a puppy for his daughter. The relationship between the Professor and Hachiko, the dog, soon turns into something special.. Each morning Hachiko accompanies Professor Ueno to the station and each afternoon he awaits his return at half past five. Every working day. Every month. Every year. A relationship has developed based on friendship and loyalty.
Since they moved to her new house, Rocio is restless and scared. That house is so big! Actually, she is always with her mum, as if they were sewn together. However her mother, who is not a dressmaker but is very good with a pair of scissor and some thread, has got a plan ...
Tom lives in an orphanage and loves animals. That's why, the day he gets to know Lana, a little girl who lives in a circus, he sees a chance to escape and fulfil his two dreams: to be near the most fascinating animals in the world and to search for his father, who he has never known. What Tom can't imagine is that he will one day end up sleeping with the lions.
Alex is a Latinist who travels to New York to attend a conference. There, he meets Jonàs, a skilled, creative photographer, and discovers his own closet sexuality. Alex is cultured, neurotic, pedantic and enormously sensitive; Jonàs is a beauty who moves all who know him. They fall in love and decide to live together. Soon, however, tragedy occurs.