Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, (Narrativas hispánicas, 597), 2017. First Edition. Paperback. 187p., wrps. new. Item #64974
"República luminosa" is a novel that begins with the startling appearance of thirty-two violent children of unknown origin, an event that completely disrupted the life of San Cristóbal, a small tropical city located between the jungle and river. Twenty years later, one of the protagonists chronicled the tale, woven with facts, evidence, and rumors about how the city was forced to reformulate not only its idea of order and violence, but also the concept of civilization during the year and a half in which the children took the city. Tense and anguished, this work asks the question: What has to happen in order for us to redefine our idea of childhood? Author Andrés Barba won the XXXV Herralde Novel Prize for this novel.