The Man Who Came to Town

Héctor Tizón

NOVEL. NEW EDITION ALFAGUARA, 2005. 120 PAGES.

Are we who we think we are, or are we what other people want us to be? That’s the fundamental question that finds a profound answer in this short masterpiece by Hector Tizón, which was published for the first time in 1988 and has been translated into English and French. A man fleeing for his life arrives at a remote, desolate town where he’ll find refuge as long as he accepts the role that the people want to give him; that of a kind of Messiah. This story of a character forced to become someone else is told in beautiful, melancholy but stark prose exploring timeless problems inherent to the human condition: identity, the power of desire and the diffuse boundaries between dreams and reality.  

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish EDICIONES SOL DE ÍCARO / ALFAGUARA | France ACTES SUD | Czech Republic RUNA

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