The House and the Wind

Héctor Tizón

NOVEL. NEW EDITION ALFAGUARA, 2001. 152 PAGES.

A man’s story told through a long walk around his house. When the doors are closed and you are forced to leave your homeland behind, when fleeing is the only option left, how can one escape the oblivion and the silence? Hector Tizón converts memory into words and a journey into reflection and catharsis. These are the travails of a man who refuses to sleep among murderers, who won’t just sit back and wait.

 

“This will be the stuttering testimony of my exile; but I’d also like it to be an account of my love for the land and its inhabitants, my neighbours, and the days filled with cowardice, fear and murder.” In the prologue to this definitive edition, Tizón says that ‘return is impossible,’ but this novel, with its painful beauty, is also prayer, promise and hope. Because although the house might disappear on the outside, it will forever remain intact in one’s heart.  

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish ALFAGUARA | Czech Republic RUNA

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