Thursday, January 31, 2008

al final todo es una historia...

terminé de leer The Mistress´s Daughter de A. M. Homes.Libro de memorias, de no ficción, una suerte de thriller existencial donde ella hace de detective de su propia vida, su pasado y los padres que la entregaron en adopción. Buenisimo.


What becomes clear is that all of this is about narrative --the story told. I can´t escape the oddity of how it happened that I, a person without a past, became a novelist, a story-teller working from my imagination to create lives that never existed. Every family has a story that it tells itself –that it passes on to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates; some parts are sharpened, other dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story. And in absence of other narratives it becomes the flagpole that the family hangs its identity from”.