Original title: Madrugada
Author: Gustavo Rodríguez
Even though Trinidad Ríos has never met his father, now, at thirty years old, she must find him. Of course she fears rejection, and fear is an emotion she knows rather well: all her life, since that dawn that made her an orphan in the Mother of God jungle (South Peru) and forced her to escape to Lima as a small child, she’s had to fight against woman traffickers, illegal miners, and an extremely sexist and racist society.
You could say she’s managed to survive quite well, until now. A severe illness resulting from her exposure to mercury as a child obliges her to search for the only person in the world who might be able to save her. Will her father – a bipolar singer who makes ends meet by impersonating the Bee Gees – accept her? He doesn’t even know she exists.
SPANISH | Alfaguara
FRENCH | Denoël