The Man of Lava

Fairbrother is English and Lars is Danish. They have met in Lanzarote. Neither of them cope well with getting older. While Fairbrother tries to answer the existential questions that haunt his head, Lars acts dominated by the sexual impulse, which focuses on a Canarian teenager who puzzles him.

Meanwhile, Sigurd, a forty-year-old architect from Copenhagen, tries to satisfy his mother’s last will and searches, almost forced, in Barcelona for the father he has not met. He will have the collaboration of Mimi, a Catalan sommelier who is fond of helping others.

Both plots converge, and the characters discover hidden identities and facets of their personalities that they had not even believed, they were possible.

In “The Man of Lava”, a fresh, clean and at the same time perverse novel, Anna Molina presents herself as an author who, from Denmark, gives an original perspective on the nature of human relationships and identity, which are always provisional.

Fleeing gravity, in a tone that oscillates between humor and tenderness, the narration puts the magnifying glass on some people, conventional or bizarre depending on how you look at them, who we would like to be with us always.