Guardian Devil

Xavier Velasco

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 2003. 504 PAGES.

ALFAGUARA PRIZE FOR THE NOVEL 2003

Violetta is fifteen when she crosses the border carrying a hundred thousand dollars she stole from her parents, who are poster children for indifference. She randomly ends up in New York where she spends four years living at breakneck speed, distributing wads of ill-gotten cash as she goes. To keep up the pace, accentuated by the generous amounts of white powder she shoves up her nose, she sets out to pick up men in the lobbies of luxury hotels. She has no idea of the number of laws, limits and norms she's flouting and she doesn't care. Neither does she know that Mephistopheles, the supposedly wealthy heir who captivates her, will be like a dagger shoved into her pretty back until, back in Mexico, she meets Pig. This is the hour of the Guardian Devil. But what Violetta does know is that it's time to roll the dice and close your eyes, almost as though she were willingly saying to hell with everything, and you only say that when you're convinced that the Devil's coming for you anyway.

 

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