México, D.F: Editorial La Cifra, 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 328p., illus., wrps. new. Item #65155
One morning, Esteban Colima opens his door and finds José Han, a child who suffers from narcolepsy and is looking for a home. Esteban, a dilettante who just turned 30, renounces his artistic ideals and gets a job at a public bath for women. Other character in this story include: Lucía, Esteban's wife, who is a PhD student intent on her desire to have an academic career; Gregorio, a jubilant professor who desperately seeks a spouse, without knowing exactly was he's looking for; Steevo, a tired man with a broken heart; Laura, a sophisticated academic whose promising career has culminated in cultural bureaucracy; and Traven, a sordid artist who has reached fame. All of these characters revolve around a single question: what are the souls of the majority of people made from? This disquieting novel examines loss and purity, and those who try to reestablish the incessant flow of life.