by David Trueba
Laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving and featuring an unforgettable cast of characters - from Ecuadorian drivers to Spanish Bowie lookalikes - Rolling Fields is a novel full of the grace and messiness of life: brave, exciting and completely irresistible.
Dani Mosca is 40 and his father has just died. Fulfilling his father's last wishes, Dani embarks on a road trip back to his childhood village, a three-hour hearse journey from Madrid. Leaving behind the busy streets of the city for the deserted, archaic heart of Spain, Dani revisits the key junctions of his life: his conflicted relationship with a pragmatic and authoritarian father; the mystery of his birth; his school years in the repressed atmosphere of Catholic Spain; the origin of his band and its early successes; the emptiness left by a tragically lost friendship; his great loves.
Underpinned by a sturdy structure, David Trueba once again brings his prodigious narrative prowess to bear, turning his penetrating gaze on the baffling contradictions that surround us and venturing forth, clear-eyed, into the labyrinth of emotion and feelings. The outcome is a dazzling book that throbs with life on every page.
** PEN Translation Award **
** Prix du Roman FNAC **
**Selected as Book of the Year by the Spanish Booksellers Guild **
«A rich and bountiful monologue, with a hint of humor that highlights the caustic but never bitter portrait of a generation. This fifth novel beautifully reflects that the passage of time is still Trueba’s great theme, full of sweetness and melancholy. A profound novel with a discreetly intoxicating melody.» Christine Rousseau, Le Monde
«Trueba has the power to make us smile with tenderness and sorrow. A smile that proves that death could never wipe out love.» Page dés Libraires
«Trueba writes about the moulting of human beings under the unyielding test of time, and he does so using a delicate pen that can overcome any pain and help to get better.» Point de Vue
«A beautiful novel that blends drama and irony.» Elisabetta Pagani, La Stampa (4 ½ stars)
«Writes about everyday life with a redemptive epic while avoiding sentimental pornography and cynicism.» Carlos Zanón, El País
David Trueba (Madrid, 1969) is an awarded film director, screenplayer and writer.
He is the author of five novels, all of them widely translated: Abierto toda la noche (Anagrama, 1995), Cuatro amigos (Anagrama, 1999) a best (and long) seller with more than 20 reprints and Saber Perder (Anagrama, 2008; Spanish National Critics Prize 2008, shortlisted for the Dulce Chacón Award 2009 and the Prix Médicis Étranger 2010, Blitz (Anagrama, 2015) and Tierra de campos (Anagrama, 2017).
His latest published work is the crossover novel El río baja sucio (Siruela, 2019), a work that will delight his regular fans and discover his voice to a new generation of young readers.
Spanish/Anagrama; France/Flammarion; Italy/Feltrinelli; English World/Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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- Publisher Anagrama
- Orginal LanguageSpanish
- ISBN/Identifier 9788433998323
- Publication Country or regionSpain
- Primary Price 20.90 EUR
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleTierra de campos
- Original Language AuthorsSpanish
- Copyright Year2017
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