Original title: Cuerpos malditos
Author: Lucía Baskaran
Did you see your life flash before your eyes before dying?
Did you see me, in those moments, in at least one of those memories?
What was your last thought?
Who were those flowers for?
Did you ever love me?
Alicia’s life falls apart the day Martín dies in a car accident. Two years later she’s still unable to go back to work, meet her friends, or even leave her house. That day Martín had some flowers with him –bleeding hearts–, but she still doubts: who were those flowers for?
Then there’s Otto, Martín’s older brother, who she’s started seeing. At least that brought her closer, again, to Ane, her best friend since childhood –although their relationship is not what it used to be.
Otto, Anne and Alicia start living under the same roof, and their bodies and lives intertwine in different ways while the three of them struggle to find a job, a meaning, and their place in this world.
Adulthood is hard, and painful. The ghosts from her past corner Alicia. Martín is still there, in that flat, neighbourhood and town, he is still in her life. Martín is not her only ghost. Alicia’s mother, Cristina, abandoned her when she was 14 and she’s now trying to get her back.
Cursed Bodies is a novel about loss and abandonment, about family and friendship, about bodies, desires and violence.
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