Updated on Saturday, 15May2021-01: 12

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, by Almudena Sánchez (Random House), seems like an easy book to explain: a young woman has depression.

At first, in the cracks of the disease, he finds

fleeting moments of lucidity

in which he writes desperate notes by hand.

Little by little, thanks to the medicines, he broadens those lines, weaves them together like memories of a childhood, neither happy nor unhappy.

The pages turn and that chaotic writing finds a structure: it becomes a great session of self-therapy first and then

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