An amazing narrative mechanism, a lyrical and hallucinated metaphor about a society closed in on itself.
Belfondo is an imaginary village in rural Spain where time seems to stand still. People of Belfondo, a small sleepy community that lives by the rhythm imposed by the factory, is a voluntary prisoner of the owner, a man to whom everything belongs and who rules everything within the narrow confines of a space that no one is allowed to cross. But Belfondo is also the crossroads of the singular stories of the inhabitants of the town: the master who is obliged to teach everyone to read and write, except for his wife, the undertaker who takes the time to produce epitaphs so as to have them ready when his fellow villagers will be buried, the priest, blind, who believes that God is a woman in flesh and blood, and many others. A story that first isolates voices and then adds them in a choral melody that composes a disturbing and almost dreamlike reality. In what is considered the best literary debut in Spain, Díaz shows an lyrical and engaging prose capable of leaving a deep emotion in the reader.
"Belfondo is a miracle. Thare are no other words to describe it".
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