Vitor Flanegan left Santa Cruz de Bolivia because his mother had died when he was young and because, as he became an adult he understood that leaving was the only way of not becoming his father—a violent alcoholic man who struggled to overcome the death of his wife. Twelve years after leading an erratic lifestyle in the United States, Vitor returns home after having lost touch with the people he once loved. Three women represent his entire past life: María, his father's widow, a substitute mother of sorts and a silent witness to his family's dissolution; Fabia, Vitor's sister, who resents him for having disappeared on her; and Laura, his old girlfriend, now married to someone else. La desaparición del paisaje is a novel about guilt, and what it means to outlive the people we love and the loneliness we are forced to assume.
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