Institut Ramon LLull

The Possibility of Home

Proa, 2023
320 pages

La possibilitat de dir-ne casa

The Possibility of Home

Marta Orriols Balaguer

"A journalist who made Beirut her home realizes the true unexplored territory is within herself"

Forty-something Valentina is a foreign correspondent returning to Catalonia after twenty years in Lebanon, where she lived a life read right to left. She’ll tell people she came back because her parents are getting old, but the truth is she’s fleeing both career uncertainty and her confusing feelings for another woman, only to find that coming “home” doesn’t solve her sense of feeling adrift.

Best-selling author Marta Orriols has a gift for connecting intimately with readers, making them feel seen. Here she combines research with emotionally observant reflections that critique how we consume the news of the world, question the assumption that we all want the same things in life, and define home as merely the place we don’t want to leave.


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