This novel inspired Pedro Almodóvar to make his Movie »Live Flesh« (Carne Trémula). Furthermore Almodóvar's movie »Kika« has been inspired by the first chapter of this novel.
After ten years in prison for shooting -- and permanently crippling -- a young policeman, Victor Jenner is released to a strange new world and told to make a new life for himself. It's hard to fill the days, but at least there's one blessing -- he was never convicted for all those rapes he committed. Then Victor meets David, the policeman he shot all those years ago, and David's beautiful girlfriend, Clare. And suddenly Victor's new life is starting to look an awful lot like the old one . . .