Regarding my absence from the fair in Turin.
I lost Madrid in May, New York with its university campus, and now Turin during the book fair. If the situation continues, I will have to start telling my life in the improbable tense: “I could have been there except,” “I would have presented the book if not for…” or “I would manage to travel if I shut up.”
Today I’ve been to the launch of Cuba Libre, in the virtual way that only a blogger can. I spoke by phone with those present, answered some questions, and the connection failed before I could say “Goodbye.”
I returned to live what I already know: all were there save me.