After the success of A Word From You, Elvira Lindo returns with a novel told from the heart.
Antonia is twenty-seven years old when she finds herself alone with a four-year-old in the tumultuous Madrid of the 1980s. Hers is the story of an inner journey, a woman struggling with youth and motherhood while she tries to find her place in the world in a city and in an age when time seems to be speeding up, when there is more confusion than certainty, especially for a woman who has experienced loss and solitude far too early.
What Is Left For Me To Live is the chronicle of experience and growth: of the struggle to overcome disloyalty, of the ways the helplessness and tenderness of a child affect the fragility of the person who must stand up and be the protector.
What Is Left For Me To Live is a novel of the times, telling the story of singular lives marked equally by helplessness and innocence. Elvira Lindo’s writing here is immensely beautiful, and strikes at the heart of things, at the very essence of those truths about experience that only fiction is capable of telling.