Woman In Darkness

Woman in Darkness, Luisgé Martín (Spain): 2012; translated by Michael McDevitt, Hispabooks, 2014.


An intense story which explores the secrets we keep, the wreckage of relationships we create by our jealousy and doubts, and the abyss we enter as we explore the darkest sides of our identities. While a piece of this novel is indeed about a particular woman who remains in darkness to the main character, Eusebio, the largest part concerns the downward, dark spiral Eusebio travels in his pursuit of knowing this woman. There is much disturbing atrociousness in this story (cruelty to other human beings) but also much to like about it in its telling and conclusion.