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Cada noche, cada noche (Each and Every Night )
Siruela , 2016, 191 pp.

Dolores Schiller has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, but before opting for an assisted suicide she has a secret to tell; when she turned twenty, her father presented her with diaries written by her mother, who died during childbirth. On comparing the novel 'Lolita' with these diaries, she suspects her mother is the very same girl as the one in the text. Following this assumption, she begins an investigation which will lead her as far as Switzerland, to meet the novel’s male protagonist, Humbert himself.

Dolores Schiller is seeking justice and, with this fresh information, she deciphers a story no one wished to consider when the novel was first released. A story which gives the girl, aka her mother, a devilish power of seduction.

The two stories (diaries) of mother and daughter run parallel throughout the novel: one characterised by an imposed sexuality, the other dominated by a lack of sexual desirel.

The relationships with illness and death, friendship and abandonment, critique and art, among others, become the basis of an intense and engaging tex.

A meta-literary reading of the novel reveals the workings behind this artistic creation and  a tribute to Nabokov’s work and to literature.



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La primera vez que no te quiero (The First Time I don't Love You)
Siruela , 2013, 268 pp.

Julia was born in the nondescript depressed region of Paramo in the final years of Spain’s dictatorship. She was only two months old when her mother tried to drown her in the bath, her traumatic and inauspicious earliest memory. By the end of the novel, the reader will have followed Julia to Milan, Paris and Crete. She will have gone from scrubbing floors to delivering lectures at international conferences. Her love affairs will have brought her laughter and tears; she will have married and cheated on her husband, not to mention an affair with a man engaged to someone else.

This novel revolves around Julia (Lia, Guiletta) and the period of history she has to come to terms with. Poetry, psychoanalysis and places abound. But above all La primera vez que no te quiero extols the inner search Spanish women were embarking on at a time when not only they themselves but an entire country -Spain in the early years of democracy- were seeking their lost identity.

"(Lola López Mondéjar) delivers a story that puts her training as a psychoanalyst at the service of literature, demonstrating that she is one of the most interesting writers around today " Helena Pimenta, El Cultural



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Lazos de sangre
Páginas de Espuma , 2012, 224 pp.

Qué es lo familiar? ¿Qué extraña naturaleza nutre esos lazos profundos, híbridos, que atan a padres e hijos?

Las historias que Lola López Mondéjar nos ofrece en este libro de relatos, contundentes, inolvidables, nos introducen en universos familiares distintos, y nos muestran las dificultades de sus protagonistas para alejarse de esa determinación –maldición, a veces– que supone para los seres humanos lo familiar. Pero, también, dan cuenta de la dependencia, de los afectos, de los infinitos matices que sostienen esos lazos de sangre que están en el origen de nuestra identidad, y de los temas que aborda la mejor literatura.



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Mi amor desgraciado (My Unhappy Love)
Novel
Siruela, 2010, 255 pp.

Hélène has experienced great love and sexual passion with her husband. When their two children are born, however, he starts to lose interest in her as a lover. She can't bear it. Another woman, who has left her family in Spain in order to find herself, observes with interest from her balcony as this mother drags her kids to school without really seeing them, an absent look in her eyes. This novel is constructed from the sincere voices with no concessions of these two women who end up encountering each other in prison, where one of them visits the other (Hélène), who has been jailed for parricide. A novel rich in symbolism and reflections on the maternal instinct, women, art and the different ways of loving.

“[Lopez Mondejar’s] penetrating psychological discourse makes this an excellent novel”, Ricardo Senabre, El Cultural





 
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