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January 2, 2014



Christof, Christophe, Christopher and Cristofol are four brothers-sons of the same father and four very different mothers, yet non of them knows of the other existence. They live in Frankfurt, Paris, London and Barcelona and they unwittingly share the fact that their father, Gabriel Delacruz- a truck driver abandoned them when they were little and they never heard from him again.

The one day Cristofol is contacted by the police his father is officially a missing person. This fact leads him to discover that he has three half brothers and four young men come together for the first time. Two decades have passed since their father last saw any of them. The barely remember what he was like, but they decide to look for him to resolve their doubts. Why do all four have the same name? Did he intended for them to meet?.

Divided by geography yet united by blood the Christopher’s set out on a quest that is at once painful, hilarious and extraordinary. They discover a man who during thirty years of driving was able to escape the darkness of Franco’s Spain and Europe, a journey that with the birth of his son’s both opened and break his heart.

My review

Lost Luggage is a fairly big paperback book. I found Lost Luggage a remarkable astonishing novel that was impossible to put down. This novel gives the account of Gabriel Delacruz Exposito a father that leads an extraordinary unfaithful life. Gabriel has four sons are all named the same Christof, Christophe, Christopher and Cristofol. Each son has different mothers from different parts of Europe in Frankfurt, Paris, London and Barcelona. Each time he had a son he would disappear and never see his sons again. Their father was linked by their mother from driving a truck that took him to one side of Europe to the other. The fourth city which he went to was Barcelona. Each time he said his farewell it was almost like he rehearsed it. Nobody was spared any pain and heartbreak and certainly not any of his sons he left behind each time. The three brother physically are alike, But their mothers are not. All of the four sons have the same memory of their father for the last time. With their father disappeared it had been thirty years with a blurry image of him. The four brothers get together and decided to find their father. They wanted to know where he is?. Who is he?.and ask for an explanation as the brother all recognised that their father was a compulsive liar. I highly recommend this work of literary fiction to everyone because Jordi Punti is a brilliant storyteller. I hope that many reader will buy Lost Luggage and enjoy it as much as I have.

Paperback pages 476


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