Lito is ten years old and dreams about trucks. Mario is terminally ill with cancer and is beginning to doubt his own memory. Before it's too late, they will take their first, and likely final, road trip together as father and son, in which they share much more than time and space. Meanwhile, Elena - mother and wife - will immerse herself in a cathartic and risky love affair that tests her moral limits, even as she plunges more deeply into literature, encountering herself again and again in books. Talking to Ourselves presents us with a tender, unsentimental portrait of the complex workings of love and family, and how illness and the certainty of death affect them both. The author of the award-winning Traveller of the Century, Andres Neuman displays his characteristic warmth, humanism, and wide-ranging intellect, giving us the rich, textured, and strikingly different voices and experiences of three singular characters.
Publisher: Pushkin Press