Perros que ladran en el sótano

Perros que ladran en el sótano / Dogs Barking in the Basement

Novel , 2012


His aging father’s illness forces Anselmo to take care of him at a time in their lives when they have nothing left to talk about. Gone are the days in the shoe and orthopaedics workshop in Tetuán, where shadows hide the secrets that will tear the family apart. Anselmo flees to the capital, where he tries his hand at becoming a Flamenco singer and dancer. However, he soon discovers that his place, in the bleak, miserable Spain of the dictatorship, is in the underworld of marginalisation.

A fascinating novel that paints a masterful picture of the self-destruction of a family clan in a dark Spain.