A Turkish writer, Emin Kemal was in the midst of a career decline when he dies under strange circumstances. His Spanish translator is implicated in the writers death, and finds himself caught up in a plot that will force him to uncover his own past and the life of Emin Kemal in Istanbul. And in the center stands an ambitious woman neither of them can escape. This new novel by Premio Alfaguara Luis Leante, is a carefully crafted house of mirrors, a disquieting tale of the role identity and literature play in our existence. A story of the love for books, for stories, for storytelling.