Novel , 2021
A post-apocalyptic story possessing a rawness and sensitivity comparable to Cormac McCarthy's The Road
A woman and a child survive in a secluded cabin in the woods. He is not her son and they hardly know each other. If she has taken him in, it is because neither of them has anyone else. The world has become an appallingly hostile place and any visit can carry a threat, whether it be a mother begging for food for her sick children or a stranger posing as an ally. Whether to trust other people or not has become a matter of life and death.
Humo is a moving, powerful tale about the struggle for survival in a crumbling world, where nature offers the only refuge to survive the death throes of civilization.
“With its precise prose, sculpted in marble, Humo is an extraordinary story of life and survival, of the affections that shape the most urgent aspirations of our days. Nature in all its wild and human dimensions. José Ovejero never disappoints.” Agustin Fernandez Mallo
"A beautiful fable about the tenacity of human nature, about the strength of our deepest animal side, and also about the endurance of tenderness in a hostile environment.” Sara Mesa