Richard O’Hara waits in a hotel to sign a contract between the Chinese government and a group of Western pharmaceutical companies that will turn him into a rich man. After his stay in Asia, he receives a strange commission: to find a landscape that appears in an old photo. Obsessed with the image, he will embark on a journey around the planet in the company of a woman named Amanda.
In this vertiginous thriller, where accidents play a key role, vampires are art collectors, and the director David Cronenberg explains the true spirit of the twenty-first century, Ricardo Menéndez Salmón shows his confidence in literary fiction as an instrument for interpreting our world.
A novel that represents a radical divergence from his other works, where dialogue is foregrounded, setting the tone and offering a key to understanding the book
Homo Lubitz is a panorama of the predominant themes in Menéndez Salmón’s work: evil, the quest, art as the sole possibility of transcendence, the unease of living, and solitude.
Ricardo Menéndez Salmón is one of the most respected and admired authors in the Spanish literary landscape.
“This novel is a reflection on a world that changes at high speed and also a portrait of contemporary man with echoes of the filmmaker David Cronenberg and writers, such as J. G. Ballard, William Gibson and Don DeLillo.” Álvaro Soto, El Norte de Castilla