Losing: it's Just a Question of Technique

Santiago Gamboa

NOVEL. SEIX BARRAL, 1997. NEW EDITION MONDADORI, 2000. 264 PAGES.

A call from the police is hardly an unusual thing in the journalist Victor Silanpa’s life. However, this one in particular is going to be pretty disturbing, not just because of the brutal nature of the crime – an impaled body found on the outskirts of Bogotá – but also because the investigation will turn his life upside down. Losing: It’s Just a Question of Technique combines noire and adventure literature with social criticism and the result is a work that moves beyond the topical plot to offer up a vision of Colombia that focuses especially on corruption and more universal forms of violence rather than its notorious problems with drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare.

PUBLISHED BY: Spain GRIJALBO / DEBOLSILLO | Germany WAGENBACH | Rumania PARALELA 45 | México ALMADÍA | Sweden TRANAN

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