Rodrigo is lying on the dirty floor of a police prison cell with a terrible hangover. As he awakens, he hears that the attempt to assassinate President Hugo Chávez has failed. Fearful and repentant, he recalls the events that led him and his friends to plan the attack. This passionate novel mixes the recent history of Venezuela with powerful fiction to tell the tales of Rodrigo, Manuel, Alfredo, Carmen and Maikel. In addition to representing different social classes, these characters are mobilized by the expectations, disappointments and terrible losses they experience. The result is an intimate image of the emotions felt by Venezuelan society in response to the radical changes the country has seen.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publishing date: December 31, 2019
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
ALBERTO AMBARD (Venezuela, 1970) is a maxillofacial prosthodontist who graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and completed his Master's degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001). He has authored several scientific papers in the medical-dental field. His generation experienced the radical changes which occurred in Venezuela in the early nineties when they were approaching adulthood. He is a black belt in Karate and has won several competitions at international level. He currently lives in Portland, OR. His pleasures in life are his family, classical guitar and tennis.
AMELIA MONDRAGÓN(Spain, 1953) is a Literature professor at Howard University (Washington DC). She grew up in Venezuela, where she completed her undergraduate studies at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. She earned her doctorate in Latin American literature at the University of Maryland (1986). She has written several critical essays on Central American literature and contemporary Hispanic poetry. She is also the editor of a book, Aesthetic Changes and New Cultural Projects in Central America (1993). She currently lives in Hyattsville, Maryland. She enjoys swimming and yoga as well as nature.
This novel was translated from Spanish by ISABEL TREVOR (United Kingdom, 1972), a British translator currently living in Salzburg, Austria.
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