About "Elisa facing the sea"


     Elisa Facing the Sea is a story that condemns homophobia, intolerance and abuse. A story of loss and reunion. A story where gender-based violence will leave a terrible and indelible scar on the lives of its protagonists. But above all, it is the story of a love destroyed by a storm of silence, homophobia and appearance.
    The story focuses on the love story between two women, emphasizing how each one lives her homosexuality. From the point of view of Nuria we will know two perspectives: the one who assumes her condition and decides to fully live her sexuality (Nuria), and of whom is afraid of what people say, to become an outcast of society, and therefore decides to conceal her condition and live a life that is considered "normal" (Elisa).

   From my experience since I published the novel I am pleased to be able to say that it is a story that enjoys a high level of identification among its readers, where they see reflected in their lines feelings, doubts, desire and fear that have felt at one time or another in their lives. In the novel, moreover, is made both a complaint against this oppressive and forced silence to which is condemned sometimes love between same sex, as well as an exhibition of the tragic consequences of machismo in the bosom of the family home, represented in a secondary plot by a third character, Valeria. The novel, therefore, develops two plots. The main, the story of Nuria and Elisa, and a secondary, which addresses the issue of gender-based violence, represented by Valeria, the best friend of Nuria. Valeria is a vital girl who, however, hides a painful reality: violence in the family home caused by an abusive father.

   The position I have adopted, as an authoress, is a clear and didactic defense of visibility, from the perspective of showing the emotional damage that is experienced because of the intransigence of society, the wounds caused by this social pressure, their psychological consequences, the damage that can be done one by itself, the product of fear to confront their feelings, with the consequent loss of self-esteem to which it leads.

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