The award-winning writer Aroa Moreno Durán (Spain) is a journalist and specialist in International Information and the Countries of the South. She has written poetry books and biographies of Frida Kahlo and Federico García Lorca. She won the Ojo Crítico Fiction Prize in 2017 for her first novel, The Communist’s Daughter, and the 2022 Grand Continent Prize for the second, La bajamar, a story full of family secrets and confrontations between mothers and daughters of different generations. Adirane, the protagonist of this novel, goes in search of the memories of a remote family past, damaged by the Spanish Civil War. In the process, she leaves her young daughter and her husband, and confront her mother, with whom she has not spoken for years. A novel that reflects on growing up and care, motherhood and pain, and the permanent tension between the past and what is to come. In conversation with the doctor Eduardo Becerra.