ISBN: 978-954-384-120-2
by Moure, Teresa

At the suggestion of a psychiatrist from Vienna called Ingrid, The Operation is recounted from the point of view of five people: Leandro Balseiro, the artist, who fills his mother’s house with studies and has an affair with his art teacher, Candela Roma; the artist’s mother, Clara Balseiro, who recounts the story of generations of her family, her father’s obsession for flowers, and her son’s involvement in an environmental protest group; Daniel Sampaio, a concert pianist who lost his memory on being run over by a car in Santiago and who was treated at the hospital by Clara; the psychiatrist herself, Ingrid Meyer; and the art teacher, Candela Roma. The book reads like a Galician version of One Hundred Years of Solitude, except that the family concerned here is not the Buendías, but the Balseiros. It is also a call to environmental activism, to a creative engagement with the world around us and with the language that we use.


Publication Date: 02 November 2021 / Language: English / Paperback: 332 pages / Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm / Price: Consult the catalogue / / / Barnes & Noble