Pending past and more conversational stories

Héctor Aguilar Camín

SHORT STORIES. SEIX BARRAL, 2010. 288 PAGES.

What do two friends do when they meet in a crowded airport during a layover? What does a discreet widow do when she finds out that a ghost has appeared in her new neighbour’s home? What does a notorious general do when a reporter’s patience finally wins him over? What do two legendary storytellers do when the family gathers for its regular Saturday meal? What does an old, decrepit bar singer do when two witnesses of his glory years come to listen to him once more? The answer is simple: they tell a story.

These are stories of sacrilegious love and unforgettable days, searing loss and melancholy triumphs; fleeting frescoes from an imagination that delves into the past to bring up new revelations.

The stories included in this volume are a faithful reflection of a country and an author whose literary mastery speaks of a time both mythical and real, when winners were losers and the real heroes went unnoticed. 

 

Interview El Economista (Spanish)                    Recomendation in CNN (Spanish)

Review in El Informador (Spanish)

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SEIX BARRAL / BOOKET / CATALONIA

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