Laura FERRERO

Qué vas a hacer con el resto de tu vida

Alfaguara, 2017 | What Are You Going to Do with the Rest of your Life?

Press

“A powerful, intelligent and beautifully controlled novel, highly suggestive and filled with silences that speak volumes.” J. A. Masoliver Ródenas, Cultura/s de La Vanguardia

“The debut novel of a fine writer [...]. It has outstanding moments in terms of both imagination and plotting, as well as a personal narrative voice and an intriguing lead.”  José María Pozuelo Yvancos, ABC Cultural

“Imagine two parallel, irreconcilable tales: one pink, the other a faded brown. In the first, anything is possible, even happiness; in the other, nothing is too despicable. One tale is written by the advertising industry, the other is life itself. [...] A blast of reality and against that reality.”  Peio H. Riaño, El Español

«Her first short stories took her to the top of the bestseller lists. Now, Laura Ferrero is back with her debut novel. [...] with finely-honed prose, stripped bare of sentimentality and shot through with literary references and perfectly crafted paragraphs that are all set to inundate social media.» Charo Lagares, Marie Claire

Synopsis

(What Are You Going to Do with the Rest of your Life? ) At the age of thirty, Laura splits up with her partner and bids farewell to Ibiza to move to New York. Her young life has been overshadowed by her relationship with her father, an intolerant man, her mother, who disappeared only to return five years later, and Pablo, her brother, who has found in painting a way to ward off the mental illness that ails him. In New York, Laura starts working at a publishing company and attends the classes taught at Colombia University by Gael, a mysterious acquaintance of her mother. Who is Gael? What does he know about her family’s past?