author of: In Her Absence
Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 PM at Labyrinth Books-New York.
A reception will follow.
The marriage of civil servant Mario, a slave to routine, and his wife Blanca, a member of the artistic set, is thrown into uncertainty with the arrival of Lluís, a “villainous multimedia artist.” With the conventional love triangle firmly in place, Antonio Muñoz Molina turns convention on its head and draws closed the curtain of reality.
A unique love story surrounded by mystery and steeped in magical realism, In Her Absence raises questions that may never be answered. Written in a voice both eerie and beautifully acute, Molina paints a portrait of marriage and love that searches for identity and examines desire. The subtle, almost quiet prose lulls the reader into thinking that an answer is waiting around each tautly crafted corner, but is instead met with yet another unsolved mystery.We are honored to host an evening with Antonio Muñoz Molina, one of Spain’s most important living writers, and hope that you will be able to join us in celebration of In Her Absence.
The Labyrinth Staff
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