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As one of her daily workday rituals, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at a small Madrid café. Among the other morning regulars are a man and woman who, to her at least, seems an idyllic couple leading an enchanted life that she herself can only imagine. When Maria hears that the man has been savagely murdered, she impulsively decides to reach out with condolences to a woman she has never formally met. At the couple's home, she encounters a man with whom she becomes entangled in contradictory way. One British reviewer called this novel by the Spanish author "a labyrinthine exploration, at once thrilling and melancholy, of the meanings of one man's death—and a vivid testimony to the power of stories, for good or ill, to weave the world into our thoughts and our thoughts into the world."