By David Trueba
It's Sylvia’s 16th birthday, and her existence as an grownup is set to begin—not with the celebration she were making plans, yet with a automobile twist of fate and a damaged leg. in the back of the wheel is a skilled younger football participant, simply arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom off and on the sector. As their destinies collide and a tender romance is determined in movement, throughout city, Sylvia’s father and grandfather are discovering their very own lives all of sudden derailed by means of a violent homicide and a mystery affair with a prostitute.
Set opposed to the maze of Madrid’s congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows those 4 contributors as they swerve off track in unforeseen instructions. every one of them is dodging guilt and the terror of failure, yet their shared look for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, peculiarly, how to continue to exist, types a taut narrative net that binds the characters jointly.
From one among Spain’s so much celebrated modern writers, Learning to Lose is a lucid and gripping view into the complexities of lives overturned and into the capriciousness of recent lifestyles, with its intoxicating highs and devastating lows.