Ursúa

William Ospina

NOVEL. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, 2012. 480 PAGES.

At just fifteen years old, Ursúa sails to America in search of fortune and glory. He first arrives in Peru, where Pizarro's insurrection, the general confusion and the fact that the treasure is already in the hands of other Spaniards, make him wonder whether he should return to Spain. However, a letter from his uncle restores his hopes; Miguel Díaz de Armendáriz, recently named a judge in Nueva Granada, invites Ursúa to Cartagena. The young man goes immediately and this is where his trials and adventures in the New World really begin. He experiences cruel and bloody wars against natives and free blacks, deceit and betrayal, a love for an Indian woman and a son by a white woman, whom he never meets. And throughout, as though etched in stone, is the shadow of El Dorado, the zenith of his ambitions.  

"The most important book of the year."

Gabriel García Márquez 

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE | French EDITIONS JC LATTÈS

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