a single decision by maria paulina camejo
TRANSLATED FROM THE spanish BY CHARLOTTE COOMBE | PUBLISHED BY AMAZON, november 2014 & AUTHORHOUSE, MAY 2015
Beatriz has devoted her life to her dream of becoming a successful author. At the age of forty-five, her many years of hard work are rewarded when she wins the Cervantes Prize for Literature. But the achievement has cost her a solitary lifetime of nights spent alone, with only a glass of wine and music for company. It has been twenty-three years since she ended the wonderful relationship she had with her boyfriend Santos. On her way to receive the award, Beatriz runs into Santos again on the flight to Madrid and they reminisce about their time together; all those moments that neither of them has ever forgotten. Hearing that she has been awarded the prestigious Cervantes prize, he asks her “Was it worth it?”
A novel that takes a fresh look at how a single decision can completely change a person’s destiny. The story follows the private life of a middle-aged woman who made a conscious decision never to get married; right up to what should be the defining moment of her illustrious career. But is it the most important moment of her life?