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Alicia is a young supply teacher who has to move with her three-year-old daughter to the the capital of La Mancha to teach in a school for a few months. In her home town, she leaves behind her husband and a satisfactory, stable life that could almost be classified as happy. In Toledo she stays in the house of her aunt, Lara, who has a secret as dreadful as only domestic secrets can be.
Mexico City: the actress Pamela Dosantos attained stardom due to her famous thighs and a big, generous heart through which Mexico's top politicians have passed. The appearance of her savagely mutilated body leads to a crisis with unimaginable consequences for the returning PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) .
Musical theatre is the thread that runs through this novel in which a serial murderer outwits the Special Brigade of the Central Madrid precinct. A veteran inspector returns to the brigade with the express aim of trying to put a stop to the crime wave in the capital's theatres. To do this, he has to stir up his own past, in which lies the key to the identity of the murderer.
Three people pass a night in San Juan, Murcia, which they are unlikely to ever forget. Jacinto, a Mexican bodyguard working for Don Jorge, has to settle scores with the murderer of one of the men he was minding, while his boss is giving a large party.
Prohaska had been fascinated by images since his childhood, and dedicated her life to them as a film-maker, photographer and painter. But Prohaska is a very unusual artist, obsessed by disappearance and invisibility, a paradoxical man of whom not a single image remains extant but who appears to have seen everything.
Iris is walking a tightrope. She either accepts her boss' proposal or she'll be out on the street. None other than to set up a seduction workshop. To her surprise, five women who feel stuck in their love lives turn up to the Star-Bien, the centre where she imparts her classes.
Everyone has heard of Moby Dick; ever since Herman Melville gave him life, he has become a source of inspiration for every branch of art over generations. For the first time, in the hands of the best authors and illustrators in the country, an extensive pictorial and literary study has been done of one of the most feared figures in the ocean.
Arcadia returns to Barcelona in 1949, accompanied by her aunt Inés, a viola and a suitcase full of memories. As the daughter of Republicans living in exile in France, she takes refuge in her passion for music to help her survive the oppressive atmosphere of the post-war years. One day she meets Javier, a promising law student, who soon becomes the centre of her life.
María spends a week writing to Alba about what is happening to her mother, who has been feeling rotten since her separation. Alba, in return, tells her about the weekends with her father, who has surprisingly become young again. Between them they think up a masterly plot to bring their parents together in the place where they first met . Maybe this will change everything!
Saira has never liked the way she looks. She is blonde, has blue eyes and everyone calls her Kharami, that is to say bastard. She lives in Afghanistan with her sister, mother and grandfather, and believes herself to be eight years old. When Ramin – a cruel man and supporter of the Taliban – comes into her life, her family is dogged by misfortune for ever. But not everything is lost for Saira.