Winner of the XIV JOSE MARIA PEREDA SHORT NOVEL PRIZE, this novel tells the hidden and forbidden story of a Serbian piano player, told by someone—who may or may not be the author—called Eduardo Halfon. But it's also the story of an odyssey across the Balkans, an obsession for a jazz player and a mysterious and erotic persecution that, much like this story, surpasses the limits of a normal friendship and overflows the limits of a traditional narrative, only to finds its place in these pages.
RIGHTS: spanish Pre-Textos | french La Table Ronde | uk Pushkin Press | us Bellevue Literary Press
“From this thin piece of land that unites the powerful literature from the north and south of the American continent emerges this excellent Guatemalan author.”
—Javier Goñi, Revista Mercurio de Libros