A sincere and contemporary novel about marriage, friendship, desire, and love.
Gabriela is a journalist. After fifteen years of marriage, she begins a love story with a man she desired for a long time. Silvia is a photographer. She is pregnant again from a good man who doesn’t make her happy. Cósima, the stylist, is recently married but she soon discovers that her husband has stopped desiring her. Alone, without husbands or children, once a year, they go on holidays to Formentera. This small island, bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean, will give them the calm that, many times, they do not find in their busy lives.
Through their dialogues, Stories of Married Women dissects their marriages, while delving into female intimacy and the reality of many contemporary women trapped in lives they never imagined.
Between Barcelona and the island of Formentera, Stories of Married Women weaves fragments of the lives of Gabriela, Silvia and Cósima. Three co-workers in their forties, who establish a precious friendship at the women’s magazine where they work.
Finalist of the Planeta Prize 2022.
A journey into the private lives of contemporary women. Part Sex and the City, part Woody Allen, Stories of Married Women describes the daily lives of women with naturalness and humor.
Cristina Campos triumphed with her first novel, Poppy Seed Lemon Bread, which sold more than 250,000 copies across a variety of formats. It was translated into ten languages and was made into a successful film directed by Benito Zambrano.
“Female intimacy, desire, idealized love and the dissection of contemporary marriages are the main themes in this novel which find in Cristina Campos’
prose a new perspective.”
Soledad Garaizábal, El Imparcial
Stories of Married Women infuses the fresh voices of three women with empathy, radical humanity and wholesome friendship.
Faro Editorial (Brasil), Eksmo (Russia).