• Inventing Love

Available May 2017


Part of the Peter Owen World Series: Spain


Winner of the Alfaguara Prize (2013)


'Inventing Love reveals the transformational force of the imagination and its ability to construct new realities.' – Manuel Rivas, Chairman of the Alfaguara Prize Jury

When Samuel receives a call out of the blue about the death of his lover Clara, his own numbing existence seems about to end. Does it matter that he never knew Clara? And, if he invents a past for his love and his loss, could he even fake his way through her funeral? Unable to pass up the chance at leading a new life, Samuel leads himself down a path of lies, until he can no longer distinguish between what is real and what he has invented.

From one of Spain's most renowned living authors comes an existential thriller of first mistaken and then stolen identity, which brilliantly exposes the fictions people create to sustain themselves in a dehumanising modern world.

Translated from the Spanish by Simon Deefholts and Kathryn Phillips-Miles
'You read Ovejero with fascination and trepidation because he always takes to the edge of the abyss. He is one of the best writers of his generation.' – Rosa Montero, El Pais
'An excellent novel, profound but accessible and magnificently written.' – El Cultural

JOSÉ OVEJERO (b. 1958) is a renowned contemporary Spanish novelist. He has published seven novels as well as several collections of short stories and essays. In 2013 he won the Alfaguara prize for his novel La invención del amor (Inventing Love).

Bibliographic Data
Date Published May 2017
ISBN Number 9780720619492
Pages 220

Inventing Love

  • £9.99


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