Good morning, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Mara Torres's The Imaginary Life.
Beto told Nata that he needed some time. He suggested a temporary break and temporary is all Nata expected it would be. But Beto doesn't return Nata's calls and everyone says she should just get over him and move on. Nata sometimes imagines what it will be like when they see each other. She imagines what he's been doing while they've been apart. Eventually she even begins to imagine a life without him.
The Imaginary Life is a nice little read, one many of us can likely identify with. It begins with Nata journaling her life post breakup, obviously pining over him in spite of her friends and her therapist suggesting it's time to move on. But moving on is hard! Especially when the other person leaves you hanging as Beto does here. And yet, things do get easier for Nata.
Nata's voice - via Mara Torres's writing - speaks to pretty much any woman who's ever gone through a breakup. Any woman who's ever wondered what the other person is thinking, what the other person is doing, if the other person is thinking of them the same way.
To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.