Susana Fortes, Septiembre puede esperar [September can wait], 2017, 272 p.
A missing writer. An unsolved mystery. A female student who has decided to reveal the secrets of the past.
On May 8, 1955, the writer Emily J. Parker disappears in London while the city celebrates the tenth anniversary of the end of World War II. There will be nothing ever heard of her again.
Years later, Rebeca, a Spanish student of philology, decides to move to London to prepare her PhD thesis on the mysterious writer. During the investigation, Rebeca’s infancy and family life interweave with Emily’s past in the London of the Blitz and of the postwar, in a framework of spying and love relationships that make up a strange puzzle that is as suggestive as it is difficult to interpret.
Susana Fortes creates a passionate plot of mystery and psychological intrigue that encompass the world of spying as welll as the most personal nooks of her protagonists.
excerpted from Juan Ángel Juristo’s review:
The life of this pioneer of crytography and informatics [Alan Turing] has been brought to the movie screen on different occasions: Ex Machina, Breaking the code or The imitation game… the most famous novel reference is Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001.
Alan Pearson, who had worked with Alan Turing at Bletchley Park, is married to Emily Jane Parker, a brilliant novelist who disappears…
“…seasoned with literary winks to James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and James Barrie that grant the novel a certain literary complicity. A good thriller.”
The Wikipedia offers this author article in English.
The review of Septiembre puede esperar sounded more interesting to this blogger than the publisher’s information…
SOURCE: Planeta (publisher); review in “Cultura/s,” La Vanguardia, Jan. 13, 2018, p. 8 [printed edition].