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Patricia Lara Salive
Your Father’s Traces

(El rastro de tu padre)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/03/2016
  • ISBN: 9789588948096
  • 282 pages

Your Father’s Traces profoundly explores the limits of motherly love. A fascinating novel from a journalist who is known for delving deeply into her subjects.  Verónica de la Espriella had one, obsessive, absorbing love in her life. She gave everything to a married man, and got nothing in return. Tormented when the affair ends, she decides to live alone but wants to be a mother: so she has her daughter through artificial insemination. But things don’t work out exactly as she’d hoped.   Estrella grows up with immense love from Verónica, but without a father. And that absent shadow will lead her to distance herself from her mother and begin an incessant search for her roots.

About the author

She founded the news weekly Nueva Frontera. In 1994 she founded the magazine Cambio16 Colombia. She currently writes a weekly column in El Espectador and another in El País, in Cali. In 1994 she was awarded the National Journalism Prize.