Bones of Contention

Andrea Weiss’s Bones of Contention has just been presented at the Berlinale, a documentary about the repression of the LGTB community under Franco’s dictatorship. Thousands of victims still lie in the unmarked graves that scar Spain’s countryside, the remains of poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, among them.

My first novel, Water Will Find its Way, set in Spain during Franco’s dictatorship, reveals how music is the redemptive link for a mother and daughter’s quest for their origins. Their country has been destroyed, but their musical heritage – Like Lorca’s poetry – endures.