Rosario VILLAJOS

FACE

Ponent Mon / Fanfare, 2017

Translations

«Face, by Rosario Villajos (Ponent Mon) was quite a surprise: a story constructed from the absence of the face, of that supposed “reflection of the soul”, which allows Villajos to make a passionate reflection on people and their relationships.» Álvaro Pons

Synopsis

Let’s be honest: how do the people around you identify you? Your lovers, friends, companions, acquaintances, even strangers? What attracts them or repels them? Is it what they look at or what they see? What do YOU see when you look in the mirror? Author Rosario Villajos takes a close look at this theme and questions herself about life without a face. In her own words: “Face is a magical autobiography about identity, escaping oneself toward love, and the struggle to fit in and be “normal” in “our society.” She pulls no punches and reflects her own doubts and fears in her book, Face.

Face is a supernatural autobiographical tale about identity, running away from oneself toward love, and the struggle to fit in and be “normal” in contemporary society.”