Pablo ARANDA

El orden improbable

Espasa Calpe, 2004 | The Improbable Order

Press

«Pablo Aranda has managed to rise to become one of the most tempting voices in recent Spanish narrative (...) having been able to create his own novelistic world. The improbable order encloses a hopeful vitality transmitted through a solid and coherent story.»Carmen Rodríguez, ABC

Synopsis

(The Improbable Order) At the age of twenty, Nuria leaves her mediocre hometown of Malaga, ready to take on the world. Twenty years later, she returns there from Madrid after an unhappy love affair and losing her job under shady circumstances. Her return will be like a second chance to straighten out the course of her life. However, it doesn’t come easy: the city and her family and friends are now strangers with whom she is unable and unwilling to share her real motives for coming back. Even so, little by little Nuria gives up her reticence and half-truths and is able to make a niche for herself. She re-establishes an «improbable order» in which she finally finds peace. No defeat is definitive. With direct, lively language, Pablo Aranda submerges us in the lives of his characters and composes an intricate mural with a surprise ending.