It’s very difficult for a father to flee into exile with his two small sons when he sees war approaching; it’s even harder to leave behind his wife and his small daughter. Time does not always heal the deep wounds left by painful experiences, and one of the boys, Luis, will struggle to write his novel after he sees what the adult world had hidden from him during his childhood. Along the way, he will also come across voices that will hide the truth from him in the name of love.
This novel sets us squarely in the drama of exile, death and cruelty, but also love. If memory forms the deepest roots of our being, stories can become a way of recovering our memories, piercing the haze of silence.