A family tale that drags the reader inexorably toward an unpre-dictable ending, named best book in 2019 by Babelia-El País, El Cultural-El Mundo, Forbes and La Esfera de Papel / Audiovisual rights sold to Alea Media, producer of Patria for HBO
After a long time without seeing them, Gabriel decides to call his sisters and bring the whole family together to celebrate their mother’s eightieth birthday and try to heal the old wounds they all harbor and that have pushed them apart through the years. Aurora, sweet and even-keeled Gabriel’s wife, the confidante of everyone, the only one who knows how many of the demons from the past are still alive, tries to dissuade him, afraid that this attempted reconciliation will fatally aggravate the conflicts they have repressed up to now. The first phone call leads to others, to conversations that start off innocently and veer further and further into rage, and this introduces us to the lives of Sonia, Andrea, Horacio, Aurora, Gabriel himself, and their mother, showing the family history from the siblings’ childhoods up to the present day. Just as Aurora feared, old disagreements reappear like a light rain that threatens to turn into a storm and sweep them all away. Light Rain is the most moving and unforgettable novel by Luis Landero, with a force and determination that destine it to be a classic.