Two writers with extensive experience working in different formats have returned to fiction to present their second novels. Alma Delia Murillo (Mexico) tells the story of a forty-year old woman who, brought up among seven siblings and a working mother, sets out to look for her father. The plot of La cabeza de mi padre is both a present journey and a set of reflections on the past. Our other novelist deals with something very different: the little elites of Latin America, where political power and an excessive accumulation of possessions come together in a perverse relationship, one that plays its part in submitting the masses to endless violence and poverty; this is the background delineated by Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia) in his book Ceremonia (2021). This powerful novel follows the story of Arturo Ibarra and his family, which falls compulsively into the dark temptations of corruption, money, sex, drugs and luxury, all in excess and resulting in an abyss of inconsolable loneliness. In conversation with Karla Iberia Sánchez.