The same day she is offered one of the most significant projects of her career, Olivia realizes she’s pregnant. She’s thirty-one, her relationship with Mario seems solid, and she is economically stable, but none of that is enough to convince her that now is the time to become a mother. What does it mean to be an independent woman? What does it mean to be a good wife, a good daughter, a good friend, a good professional?
Jumps in time will take us back to Olivia’s youth, where we will meet a girl forced to fight for the love of her divorced parents, to grow up too soon, and to protect her fragile younger sister. A daughter who hated her mother’s submissiveness and then grew up to find in herself the same insecurities she criticized so fiercely in the past.
Happiness is a decision, not an accident.
A sensitive, difficult story, tender and painful, that shows, with great narrative power, how sometimes there are no wrong decisions, only ways of getting by.
This is a novel about the private tensions of a generation marked by the unequal society it grew up in and the moral demands of the present.