“I knew exactly what to expect when I agreed to live with my mother again. But I had nowhere else to go. I came back to fulfill the prophecy she pronounced when I left, You are going to come with your tail between your legs. Mothers always know.”
Without a future to dream together, not even a present to enjoy, Margarita leaves the home where she has lived with Nacho for ten years. The relationship with her mother never was easy, and time has not improved it, but she has nowhere else to go. She lives her emotions with intensity, and the readers feel anger, anguish, tenderness, sadness ... and guilt with her. She blames herself for not being the woman her mother would want, but also because she doesn’t allow herself to live her own life.
Marcela Alluz has a degree and a master in Educational Psychology and Primary Education. She is a member of the Children&rsquos Forum, a movement that struggles to depathologize childhood and adolescence. The main subjects of her writing are mothers, uprooting, nostalgia and rain, often crossed by psychoanalysis. She has published the novels With You in the Distance, The Owner of the River, The Other of Me and a book of short stories called Embers. Stories of Uncluttered Lives.