“They say the family is the foundation of society, but the home is where most of the world’s monsters are born.”

  • Alicia Hernandez
  • HayFestivalArequipa@BBCMundo

Kathy Serrano with the library in the background.

image source, Kathy Serrano


“Blood Hurts” is Kathy Serrano’s first novel

“If someone asks: ‘What are those wounds on your chest?’, the answer will be: They are the ones that were inflicted on me in the house of those who love me.”

Since childhood, the house has been a place of refuge for Kathy Serrano (Venezuela, 1968), with beautiful things, but also violence.

So much so that when she was only 16 years old, she went to live alone in Caracas. He continued his migration journey towards the former Soviet Union and ended up in Lima (Peru), where he has lived since 1994.

In her first novel, “El Dolor de la Sangre,” the protagonist, Martha, is a Venezuelan woman living in Peru fleeing her country and her abusive brother. Until they order photos that force her to return.

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