»Between autobiography and fiction, the world of memory is there, at this Helm, advancing through strong and violent accounts, but also advancing with sudden delicacy, and always with the sea in the background, which sometimes, briefly, seems to calm the tumult of those days. The story of a child growing up, trying to resist what surrounds it; trying to resist and grow. A certain form of literary reporting where what is told, with human subjectivity, is what is closest: the world of home and memory.”«
Gonçalo M. Tavares
»However, after all that, we have to realise to what extent we can rescue life, find the “helm” that only we can hold on to. Because between anger and hatred, perhaps there can also be understanding and forgiveness – if not for those who have wronged us, at least for ourselves.
This book is an act of courage to move forward.«
»Take the Helm is one of the few narratives that tries to find the root causes of domestic violence. Hold on tight to your chair, dear reader, you’re in for an astonishing surprise«