As Gala rests in the main bedroom in the castle in Púbol, on the verge of dying, she reflects on her life. The life of someone who became the muse of the most important surrealist artists of the 1930s: Paul Éluard and Salvador Dalí; and the life of a woman who ended up becoming, in her own right, one of the most important female characters of the 20th century. For once, Gala is the absolute and only protagonist of the story.
With lyrical prose and dynamic dialogues, Carmen Domingo shines a spotlight on one of the least recognized women of 20th century art history, and turns Gala’s life, Gala’s personality, Gala’s mind, into a novel – with no concessions to the aura surrounding her, always linked to her partners. We discover a woman obsessed with money and with fulfilling her own dreams. Gala is the symbol of the loneliest woman who created herself to escape the reality she was born in. Gala is not only a woman. Gala is not only a muse. Gala is, at last, a novel.