The Heart Tastes Bitter
|Author:||Victor del Arbol|
A remarkable psychological thriller by award-winning author Victor de Arnol. Eduardo Quintana is a broken man. The tragedy that cost him the lives of his family is a wound he daily tears open afresh. The once-renowned painter wallows in grief, subsisting on alcohol and drugs, eking out a living with whatever painting commissions he can get. But when he is approached by a mysterious woman who wants him to paint a portrait of the man who killer her son, he soon becomes entangled in a web of deceit in which no one, and nothing, is as they seem. With each brushstroke, Eduardo opens doors that were meant to have stayed shut - doors that, once opened, can never be closed. Set against the haunted and unsettling backdrop of a Madrid plagued by unrest and economic upheaval, The Heart Tastes Bitter is a dark and compelling story of the search for redemption, revenge, and love - and the cruel power of fate.
Victor del Arbol, who was born in Barcelona in 1968, holds a degree in history from the University of Barcelona, and worked for the Catalonian government between 1992 and 2012. In 2006, he won the Tiflos Best Novel Award for The Weight of the Dead, and his next novel, The Sadness of the Samurai, was awarded the 2011 Best European Crime Fiction Prize.