La casa del árbol desnudo / The House of the Bare Tree
The house of the bare tree tells the story of four women struggling to throw off the yoke that holds them prisoners. Inés lives in a house in the country converted into a small hotel in a village in the Huesca Pyrenees and carries in her womb a son who she knows will be born dead. Her sisters, the twins Margot and Brígida are for Inés complete strangers. Margot is a timid, timorous woman, who suffers from anorexia and lives under the dominion of her sister Brígida, whose strong character sometimes borders on cruelty. After the tragic death of their parents in a traffic accident, the three sisters will try to find their place and reestablish their emotional ties. However, their relationship is terribly complicated. Therefore, the moment the psychologist Palmira Durán walks into The house of the bare tree, everything will go into pieces. Despite practicing as a psychologist, Palmira suffers from the compulsive-obsessive syndrome, she is a cold and distant woman, burdened with the pain of the childhood. The novel places the reader before four wounded women who meet in a house replete with family ghosts, and a dead tree that shelters all its secrets. We can find in it the darkest side of motherhood, hostile feelings, the desperate search for the light.
What if we fail to break the emotional chains that bind us to an infernal past?
And if it were not possible to shed the fear of being oneself?