A memorable expedition to the heart of a family.
Javier and Celia are a middle-class couple with a young son and a pre-adolescent daughter. He works in a publishing house and she in a hospital; he fixes fake lives and she fixes real lives. They try to prosper, they move to a better neighbourhood, live a normal, everyday life. Theirs could be the story of many. Until an excursion to the Pyrenees that changes absolutely everything.
This is the story of a journey into the abyss, but also of many other journeys along the way. The journey from childhood to troubled adolescence. The journey from childish merriment to the gravest silence. The journey on which with the parents lagged behind with their guilt and arrived too late. The journey on which the grandparents went ahead and to whom no one listened.
It is also the story of what someone will do to save a life, and the story of the other journey we are all afraid of: the one that takes us to our dark and secretive past.
The Misfits is a novel about family loneliness, the lack of communication between parents and children, the horror of speaking out, but also, from the first page, about hope.