Perramus. Pilot of Oblivion and the Soul of the City

Juan Sasturain

GRAPHIC NOVEL. EDICIONES DE LA FLOR, 2013. 185 PAGES.

“Beset by fear and the intolerable weight of cowardice, a man will plead for oblivion and it will be granted him. When he wakes up, naked in a love nest he doesn’t recognize, next to a woman who has devoured his time like a mother eating her baby’s placenta, he is someone else – or better put: nobody. He will have forgotten his past, he won’t know his name, and he won’t know why he is dragged into a horrible, paradoxical task: to wipe out the memory and traces of the death of the people he has abandoned.

Condemned to his fate to be a nobody, Perramus can’t help feeling that he still isn’t free. He senses that oblivion is no longer innocent or that it never was. Memory will draw him into an abyss, it will be a pit, stalking him from behind, into which he could fall at any time, never to hit the bottom. A Blind Master – Borges – will present him with clues and paradoxes, showing him that meaning and destiny are inextricably entwined.” Alberto Breccia and Juan Sasturain

"The first masterpiece about the Argentine dictatorship is here,

this is a book of unsettling images, like early-morning nightmares.

All the issues that politicians and intellectuals avoid as being too difficult

and compromising appear here unvarnished from the masterful pen

of Breccia and the subtle, unnerving texts of Sasturain.”

Osvaldo Soriano  

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish EDICIONES DE LA FLOR

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