Necropolis

Santiago Gamboa

NOVEL. BELACQUA, 2009. 464 PAGES.

LA OTRA ORILLA LITERARY AWARD 2009

Following a long illness, a writer is invited to a biography conference in Jerusalem where the accounts of the odd lives of the conference participants come as a shock. These include the case of French bookseller and biographer Edgar Miret Supervielle, Italian adult film actress Sabina Vedovelli, and, above all, José Maturana, a former evangelical minister, ex-convict and recovering drug addict who, employing powerful language acquired on the most squalid streets, tells the story of his savior, a charismatic Latino messiah in Miami. Shortly thereafter, Maturana turns up dead in his hotel room. While everything points toward a suicide, certain doubts lie just beneath the surface. Who really was José Maturana? In Necropolis , the narrator explores different versions of the same story while simultaneously listening to the shocking tales of the other attendees of the conference.

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