As Ambrose Bierce said: the home is the only place open all night.
In this first novel by David Trueba, the home belongs to the Belitres, a family as numerous as it is absurd. In this account of sentimental education, the reader will follow the Belitres through a series of situations of high comedy and dark melodrama, rercreating the mark of a family made up ofÂ of absurd, funny and tragic characters.
Â«Trueba is a story-teller with extraordinary talent, gifted with a sharp, overflowing sense of fantasy tinged with a large pinch of irony, that allow him to laugh at the adventures of life in a family, any family in the world.Â» DarmstÃ¤dter Echo
Â«With disturbing spontaneity, Trueba has managed to show us the most surprising and extravagant aspects of daily life.Â» J.A. Masoliver RÃ³denas, La Vanguardia
Â«An overwhelming sense of humour.Â» Concha GarcÃa Campoy, El Mundo
Â«A heir of Jardiel Poncela, Edgar Neville and above all, Rafael Azcona...He brings a sense of humour and intelligence to our young literary scene.Â» Enrique Vila-Matas, Diario 16
Croatia: MeandarMedia; Germany: Frankfurter Verlag; France: Hachette; Italy: Feltrinelli; Portugal: Alfaguara; Spanish Club: CÃrculo de Lectores