The acclaimed Mexican writer Brenda Navarro presents the novel ‘Ashes in the mouth’ today, Friday, November 25, the novel Ceniza en la boca. It will be at 8:00 p.m. in the Josefina Plá room of the Insular Library Center.
After the success of Empty Houses, which has already reached its sixth edition and has been translated into seven languages, Brenda Navarro returns with Ceniza en la boca, a ferocious novel that questions which lives are worth living. The author will talk in Fuerteventura with the Canarian journalist David Ojeda.
The Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Rayco León, has invited Majorero readers to attend this presentation and has highlighted the importance of “being able to count on Fuerteventura with one of the most interesting young voices in Mexican literature on the Island with a novel whose theme, immigration, comes very close to all of us who live on this Island”.
This novel, published by Sexto Piso, narrates the emotional journey of a young woman who intuits the reasons for her teenage brother’s suicide and stars in her own Ulysses syndrome, in which neither going nor coming back is really destiny. A story of separations and abandonment, longing and anger, loss and initiation into life, in which Brenda Navarro tackles elusive issues such as inequality, xenophobia or uprooting with enormous courage, and which confirms her as one of the most powerful and daring narrators of our literature. Intense, visceral and devastating, Ceniza en la boca is a book that burns and raises the painful question of what life is worth living.