Paco Roca

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Paco Roca's Wrinkles is the story of Emilio, a retired bank executive who is interned in a nursing home after the effects of his Alzheimer's disease become too much for his son and daughter-in-law to bear. His diagnosis is hidden from him until a chance slip-up with medicines leads to a consultation with a staff doctor who makes clear to him the gravity of his affliction. With the help of his roommate, the roguish Miguel, he reads books and performs mental exercises to hold his dementia at bay; with time, though, the ravages of the disease make their irrevocable inroads...

translated from the Spanish by Adrian West